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Grandparents Rights

At M&M Law, LLP, we understand the importance of the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. When family circumstances or disputes threaten this vital relationship, our experienced family law attorneys are here to help you understand and assert your rights under Wisconsin law. Whether you are seeking visitation, custody, or guardianship of your grandchildren, we are dedicated to advocating for your rights with compassion and expertise.

  • Grandparent Visitation Rights: In Wisconsin, grandparents may petition the court for visitation rights if it is in the best interests of the child and certain criteria are met. These criteria include demonstrating a pre-existing relationship with the grandchild and showing that denial of visitation would be detrimental to the child’s well-being. Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal requirements for grandparent visitation and represent your interests in court proceedings.

Grandparents cannot pursue visitation if both of the child’s parents are alive and married to each other, or if both the parents are alive and were married (to each other) but are now divorced.  If a paternal grandparent seeks visitation of a non-marital child, paternity of the father must be established first.

  • Grandparent Guardianship.  In cases where parents are unable or unfit to care for their children, grandparents may seek guardianship to provide a stable and nurturing environment for their grandchildren. Whether due to parental neglect, substance abuse, incarceration, or other factors, our attorneys can help you understand your options and pursue custody or guardianship arrangements that prioritize the best interests of the child.

At M&M Law, LLP, we recognize the unique challenges and emotional complexities involved in grandparent’s rights proceedings. Our team is committed to providing compassionate legal guidance and zealous advocacy to protect your relationship with your grandchildren. We will work closely with you to develop a strategic legal approach tailored to your specific circumstances and goals.

Contact Us Today

If you are a grandparent facing obstacles in maintaining a relationship with your grandchildren, you do not have to face the legal process alone. Contact Attorney Amy Matuszak or Attorney Ellen Matyas today to schedule a free consultation. We are here to listen to your concerns, explain your rights under Wisconsin law, and help you pursue a favorable outcome in your grandparent’s rights proceedings.

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