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Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly

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In Memory of my Loving Husband, William F. Knightly Jr. Murdered by ILLEGAL Palliative Care at a Nashua, NH Hospital

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Grandparents and custody rights(Not in New Hampshire!)

Grandparents and custody rights

May 24th, 2010 | By neil | Category: grandparents rights
Many people do not recognize that grandparents can actually be awarded legal custody of their grandchildren, but that is actually the case in some events. This scenario tends to happen when neither parent can provide a healthy and sufficient home to raise their children.

It also can occur when there are legitimate concerns about safety due to known instances of drug use or child abuse. It is important to remember that the grandparent does have the responsibility in these cases to identify themselves as a potential custodial parent and to got to the courts and follow up on this to obtain their proper grandparents rights.

If grandparents can prove to the courts that their home offers adequate resources for raising a child then they will be strongly considered. Overall, grandparent custody is a generally preferred alternative in most every state to foster care.

The bottom line is that grandparents do have rights when it comes to custody and their grandchildren. The courts recognize them as an integral part of the family support system.

The key however is for grandparent’s to make their wishes known and get involved with custody process. The Custody Center is a wonderful, updated resource for finding out just how and when to exercise your grandparent rights, so that you have every bit of legal knowledge at your disposal that you need to take your case to the courts.



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