Family Law Practice Areas
- High Asset Divorce
- Military Divorce
- Legal Separation
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
- Spousal Support & Alimony
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Child Support
- Parental Relocation, including multi-state custody issues
- Kidnapping & Custodial Interference
- Property Rights, including business valuation and division
- Grandparent’s Rights
- Protection Orders
- Emergency Proceedings
As a grandparent, your grandchildren probably mean the world to you, and you would do almost anything to protect them. Grandparents’ rights attorney Merrilee A. Parr will help you understand your basic rights as a grandparent, and determine what options may be available for your unique situation.
Grandparent’s Rights in Idaho
In Idaho, grandparents have the legal right to ask for
- Visitation – Gives grandparents court ordered visitation with their grandchild or grandchildren
- Parenting Power of Attorney – Gives grandparents legal authority to make decisions for the child
- Custody – Temporary, permanent or de facto custody may be awarded to grandparent’s if they are providing the child a stable environment and it is in the best interest of the child
- Guardianship – Gives grandparents the legal authority to make decisions for the child
- Adoption – When parental rights have been terminated, either voluntarily or by court order, grandparents may permanently adopt the child
Each situation is unique, with its own set of laws that provides different rights. To learn more about grandparents’ rights in Idaho, and the best option for your situation, contact experienced family law attorney Merrilee A. Parr. She will educate you on Idaho’s laws concerning grandparents’ rights and help determine what is in the best interest of your grandchildren.
Grandparent’s Visitation Rights
The relationship between a grandparent and their grandchildren is a special one. When a couple separates or divorces, however, the relationship is often disrupted as the courts figure out custodial schedule for the parents. All too often, a grandparent who has already forged a bond with his or her grandchildren may be left out of a court order or settlement agreement. Merrilee A. Parr has extensive experience handling grandparent suits in family court. She will work to preserve your relationship with your grandchild, keeping in mind the best interest of the grandchild caught in the middle.
Seeking Custody of Your Grandchildren
If one or both biological parents are deemed to be “unfit” because of drugs, alcohol, financial circumstances, or illness, you may be able to obtain custody of your grandchildren. Idaho family courts always side with the best interest of the child. If living with you is the best interest for them, you could be awarded custody. Experienced grandparents’ rights attorney Merrilee A. Parr will provide you with smart counsel and powerful advocacy during the custody hearing for your grandchildren.
Questions About Grandparent’s Rights in Idaho
Grandparents who are considering caring for the children, either temporarily or permanently, have many questions. In addition to the social and economic challenges, grandparents must deal with a complicated set of legal issues.
If you have questions about your legal rights as a grandparent, contact Coeur d’Alene grandparents’ rights attorney Merrilee A. Parr to set up a consultation. Merrilee has been helping grandparents throughout Northern Idaho in child custody and visitation matters and provides effective advocacy on behalf of grandparents.
Fighting for Grandparent’s Rights in Coeur d’Alene
Whether you are concerned about a custodial parent’s ability to properly care for your grandchild or are simply seeking visitation rights to maintain a relationship with your grandkids, family law attorney Merrilee A. Parr can help. Call her today at (208) 667-1227 to schedule an appointment to learn more about your rights as a grandparent.