WYOMING GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS LAWYERS
For many grandparents, being part of their grandchildren’s lives is an important and valuable experience. If the possibility of building and maintaining a meaningful relationship with your grandchildren is in jeopardy, it’s in your best interest to seek legal counsel from an attorney with specific experience in grandparents’ rights. Knowing those rights, and having a plan to protect them, is essential to moving forward.
What Visitation Rights Do Grandparents Have?
The Wyoming legislature codified the rights surrounding grandparent visitation in Wyoming Statute § 20-7-101. The law puts forth that a grandparent may petition the court to allow them reasonable visitation to their minor grandchildren. In Grandparents’ Visitation cases the Court must consider:
- If allowing grandparent visitation in the best interests of the child, and
- If allowing grandparent visitation will substantially impair the rights of the child’s parents.
In order for a grandparent to establish visitation rights with a grandchild, an action must first be filed with the District Court
If the District Court finds it’s in the child’s best interest to have visitation with grandparents, this will be an enforceable order and if it’s not followed by a parent, the Order can be enforced through the Court.
Contact the Wyoming Legal Group Today
If you wish to pursue grandparent visitation, the skilled team at the Wyoming Legal Group can help. We appreciate the importance of being a part of your grandchild’s life and know what it takes to ensure that your rights are protected. Our experienced, compassionate attorneys can help guide you through this process in the quickest and most cost-effective manner possible. Contact us today at 307-459-6700 for a confidential consultation about your case.