Grandparent Visitation

Children relish the opportunity to spend time with their grandparents, and grandparents appreciate being able to share their years of experience with their family. However, when two parents get divorced, it can also impact the relationship grandparents have with their grandchildren.

In Minnesota, grandparents are not automatically given visitation rights to their grandchildren just because they are biologically related. However, grandparents can petition the court to award custody or visitation. If you are concerned about protecting your relationship with your grandchildren while your child gets divorced, an experienced lawyer can help protect your rights.

When you contact SJS Family Law, I can help you understand your rights. I help grandparents in St. Louis Park and throughout Minnesota protect and maintain the opportunity to visit their grandchildren in situations including:

  • After separation or divorce
  • When one parent is serving in the military
  • After the death of a parent
  • If grandparents believe their children are unfit parents

What Rights Do Grandparents Have?

Whether you are concerned that your child or his or her spouse is an unfit parent, or you miss seeing your grandchildren as much as you did before a divorce, understanding your legal rights and options is important. Grandparents' rights vary depending on the circumstances of each situation, but I have years of experience helping grandparents protect the bonds they have with their grandchildren.

Learn more about the representation an experienced lawyer can provide by scheduling a consultation. I am attorney Stephanie Sternke, and I can be reached through my online contact form or by calling 612-568-5967.