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Safety, Products and Liability: A Legal Blog

Welcome to my blog. This blog is dedicated to helping anyone who is currently in the midst of a liability issue. A few years ago, my daughter contracted listeria due to poorly packaged food. She, thankfully, was okay, but we still took her case to court. I want all families who have been affected by liability issues to understand their rights, so I decided to start this blog. My beautiful daughter is now 17 and preparing to start uni next year. I have three younger children as well and an amazing husband. Thank you for reading my blog. Please share my posts if they help you!

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Safety, Products and Liability: A Legal Blog

What You Should Do if You're a Grandparent Who Wants to Seek Custody of Your Grandchildren

by Liesanne Martin

When you first found out that your teen or adult child was having a child, you might have been excited about being a grandparent. You might have never imagined that you would want to seek custody of your grandchildren. However, now, you might be in a situation where you think this is the best or only option for your grandchildren and your family. This is something that is certainly possible, but it can be challenging. These are some of the things that you should do if you're a grandparent in this situation.

Hire a Family Lawyer 

You might have never had to navigate the family courts before, or if you have, you might have never had to navigate them for this reason. You might also be worried about things going wrong when you're seeking custody of your grandchildren. To make things easier on yourself and to help increase the chances that you will get the desired custody arrangement in family court, you should hire a family lawyer as soon as you can. Many of them are experienced with helping grandparents with matters like this and should be able to provide you with excellent advice and legal representation.

Start Building a Case

There are probably reasons why you might think it will be better for your grandchildren to be in your custody. You might think this if your adult son or daughter is currently incarcerated, using drugs, or is an unfit parent for some other reason. Of course, if you are trying to fight your adult child for custody of their child, you should know that this can be challenging if you don't build a good case. Therefore, you should create a list of reasons why you think it would be better for you to have custody of your grandchildren, and you should gather any supporting evidence or documentation that you can find. Your lawyer can help you with building the case, but you will probably need to do some of the work, too.

Get Yourself Prepared

Of course, as someone who may not have had small children in the house full-time in a long time, you might not be fully prepared to take on the custody of your grandchildren just yet. To ensure that you are ready and that your home is a good, safe environment for your grandchildren — and to help increase your chances of success in court — you should start taking steps to get prepared now. Clean your home, and make sure that it's childproofed. Create a space for your grandchildren and make sure that you have the necessary clothing, furniture, and other necessities ready for them. 

Consult with a family lawyer to learn more.