Berks County’s Proven, Experienced and Understanding Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys
Our expert, proven Family Law Attorneys have 40 years’ experience representing grandparents in Berks County communities around Reading, PA. As The Miller Law Group name implies, we are a family-oriented law firm.
- We are parents and grandparents.
- We know firsthand how critically important and precious the relationship and bond between grandparents and grandchildren are. And
- Our experience has shown us how important grandparents are for their grandchildren when their parents are working through a divorce.
We’re committed to:
- preserving your essential relationships with your grandchildren; while
- making the child’s best interests our highest priority; and
- applying the same dedication and energy in pursuing your Grandparents’ Rights as we would for our own family.
Our Family Law Attorneys can support grandparents and great-grandparents in the following areas:
- Grandparent Adoptions;
- Child Custody;
- Grandparent Visitation;
- Cases involving Child Abuse or Neglect by Parent;
- Cases involving Alcohol or Drug Abuse; and
- Child Abandonment by Parent.
Grandparents’ Rights in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Grandparents’ Rights include two types of custody:
- Partial Physical Custody; and
- Supervised Physical Custody.
Grandparents’ Supervised Custody
Grandparents may apply for Supervised Physical Custody also known as Visitation if the:
- parent of the child has passed away; or
- biological parents of the child are divorcing or about to divorce.
If granted, supervised physical custody allows grandparents to see and spend time with their grandchild. When deciding supervised physical custody, courts will usually look at the:
- best interests of the child; and
- type of relationship the grandparents had with the child before they requested custody.
Grandparents’ Partial Physical Custody
Grandparents may also apply for physical custody of a grandchild if the child:
- is a dependent;
- is at risk due to physical abuse or other situation;
- has lived with the grandparents for 12 months or more consecutively;
- has been abandoned by a parent; or finally
- has a parent who passed away.
Courts decide Physical Custody issues based upon:
- the best interests of the child;
- whether the custody agreement will interfere with the parent-child relationship;
- the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, and lastly
- the ability of the grandparents to care for the child.
Why You Need a Grandparents’ Rights Attorney
Merely knowing that Pennsylvania Law may give you access to visitation or custody is not enough. You need to apply and argue for your rights to visit or care for your grandchildren.
Grandparents’ Rights cases can be challenging because:
- a parent may have died, be ill or otherwise unable to care for the child;
- other family members may step forward trying to take care of the child; and
- there may be disagreement within the family about who is best qualified to care for the minor.
Obviously, you need our Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys to make sure you accurately present your case and qualifications. Sometimes other interested parties will have their Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys working against you. So you want the best Grandparents’ Right Attorney working for you. Here’s why you should choose us.
Why Berks County Residents Choose and Recommend Our Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys
As a grandparent, you want only the best for your family. We feel the same way. That’s why we represent both grandparents and parents to determine a custody and visitation plan that is best for the child. If your Grandparents’ Rights are threatened because of a divorce or your grandchildren are victims of child abuse, we can help you. Here’s why.
- You won’t find more:
- proven, experienced Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys in Reading, Berks County or anywhere in Pennsylvania; and
- genuinely compassionate, understanding and dedicated Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys. We have a reputation for being the most people and family-oriented law firm in Berks County.
- take as much time as it takes to understand your unique family situation in detail;
- ask the right questions only experienced Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys know to ask; and
- explain legal issues using plain English, so you know where you stand and how we’ll proceed.
The legal help you’re looking for, and the respect and emotional support you deserve are a phone call away. Contact Us Online or call 610.670.9000 today.