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Attorney for Grandparents' Rights in Albuquerque

Securing Visitation & Custody Rights for Grandparents

Today’s grandparent may be involved in the lives of their children as minimally as providing daycare or as extensively as providing full-time care to a child in the home. A parent of the child may disappear and appear back in the child’s life, wreaking havoc in the child’s sense of stability. The grandparent may feel he or she has no rights when the parent threatens to take the child back if the grandparent doesn’t provide some service or money. At Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC, we can help you navigate the complicated waters of guardianship law and fight to maintain your good relationship with your grandchildren.

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Custody Rights of Grandparents in New Mexico

Under the Kinship Guardianship Act, New Mexico courts, may grant a grandparent or another relative custody or guardianship of the children if one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • One or both parents have died.
  • The child resided with you for a specific length of time.
  • One or both of the parents have been deemed “unfit” either for physical and mental limitations, drug and alcohol dependency, a history of abuse or domestic violence, or extended periods of incarceration.

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights

Following a divorce, grandparents are sometimes left out of the loop and are not allowed to see their grandchildren. While grandparents’ visitation rights are not guaranteed, our child custody lawyers can fight to include you in the visitation arrangement that is agreed upon by the court. If you are seeking grandparents’ visitation rights after the divorce is final, we can work to petition the court and fight for your rights to see your grandchildren.

Contact Our Albuquerque Law Firm!

Our Albuquerque family law lawyers provide individualized attention and compassionate legal representation. We understand that grandparents are an integral part of children’s lives and that maintaining a relationship with your grandchildren is can be of utmost importance to you. Our attorneys have over 30 years of legal experience with an intimate understanding of New Mexico child custody and guardianship law to bring you exceptional legal service to fight for your grandparents’ rights.

Contact us at (505) 544-5126 to learn more about the custody rights of grandparents today.

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