Grandparent Custody in Pennsylvania

The family law attorneys at Berman & Associates have significant experience in assisting their clients in navigating the thicket of issues that control the outcome when grandparents seek custody of their grandchildren. Under Pennsylvania law, grandparents have the right to seek legal and physical custody of their grandchildren. However, the statutory scheme is complicated, and the law is still evolving. Although judges are required to base child custody decisions on “the best interests of the children,” when the custody contest pits grandparents against parents, the judge must also consider the constitutional rights of parents regarding issues concerning their children.

Custody and Visitation for Grandparents

As the family structure changes — such as with divorce, separation, death, absence or negligence of a parent — so do the options for child custody and visitation rights.

We know Pennsylvania’s law and the legal processes that can have an impact on you and your family. We have represented grandparents in all types of visitation and custody cases, such as when:

  • A surviving parent is not allowing the deceased parent’s family to visit the grandchild
  • A grandparent has served as the primary caregiver for the child — called in loco parentis — for a length of time
  • Parents are unable to adequately care for a child

We help grandparents file petitions for visitation rights or custody, and we protect their rights during all family court proceedings. Our attorneys also represent parents who oppose grandparents’ requests for visitation or custody.

Berman & Associates: Experienced Media, PA Custody Attorneys

Our Media, Pennsylvania custody attorneys serve families throughout Delaware County, Philadelphia County, and Chester County. Contact us today to get the help you need with a Pennsylvania child custody matter. Put yourself in very capable hands.