Grandparent and Third Party Rights

Custody disputes can affect so many more lives than just those of the parents.  Grandparents and third parties often find themselves wondering what their rights are and how to protect them. It is important to know that, where it is in the best interest of the child, you may have rights and can petition the court to assert them.

When seeking visitation, the court will look to what is in the best interest of the child. It is important to have the assistance of an attorney familiar with the factors considered by the court and experienced in presenting the proper evidence to support your request. 

Sometimes due to personality disorders, other psychological disorders, substance abuse and dependence, or other issues, it may be necessary for grandparents or other third parties to seek custody. This can be a very emotional decision and should be handled with the appropriate dedication and diligence your family deserves. Having an attorney familiar with when psychological evaluations by experts may be helpful and one who has good working relationships with local Guardian ad Litems will be beneficial to assure your case will be properly presented to the court.


Whether you are looking to assert your right to visitation or you find it necessary to seek custody of a child, Edward F. Whipps & Associates can help you reach your goals


At Edward F. Whipps & Associates, the saying “Where Children Matter Most” is one they truly mean. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping those who wish to secure their rights for the betterment of the child or children.

Contact an Experienced Child Custody Lawyers Today

If you need a child custody lawyer, please contact Edward F. Whipps & Associates for help. To arrange a confidential initial consultation and to find a mutually convenient time, you may call the Columbus office at (614) 461-6006 or our Dublin office at (614) 461-6007.