Grandparent's Rights


Advocating for Grandparents' Custody and Visitation in New Mexico

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 Sandia Family Law, we can help you navigate the complicated waters of guardianship law and fight to maintain your good relationship with your grandchildren.

Understanding Grandparent's Rights in New Mexico

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren, and in some cases, they may seek legal rights to maintain a relationship with them. In New Mexico, grandparents have the right to petition the court for visitation or custody under certain circumstances. Our experienced family law attorneys at Sandia Family Law can help you navigate the legal process and advocate for your rights as a grandparent.

Whether you are seeking visitation rights or custody, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side to guide you through the complexities of family law. Contact our Albuquerque law firm today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help protect your relationship with your grandchildren.

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New Mexico Grandparents' Rights

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.

Understanding Your Rights as a Grandparent

As a grandparent, you play an important role in the lives of your grandchildren. However, there may be situations where you need to assert your rights to visitation or even custody. Our experienced grandparents' rights attorneys at Sandia Family Law are here to help you navigate the legal complexities of grandparent's rights in Albuquerque, NM.

It's important to understand that New Mexico state law recognizes the rights of grandparents in certain circumstances, such as when the parents are divorced, deceased, or deemed unfit. Our team can help you secure visitation and custody rights to ensure you maintain a meaningful relationship with your grandchildren.

Don't hesitate to reach out to our Albuquerque law firm to discuss your specific situation and learn more about how we can assist you in protecting your rights as a grandparent.

Contact Our Albuquerque Grandparents' Rights Attorney Today

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 20 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.

New Mexico Grandparents' Rights FAQ

What rights do grandparents have in Albuquerque, NM?

Grandparents in Albuquerque, NM may have rights under the Kinship Guardianship Act, which allows them to seek custody or guardianship of their grandchildren under specific conditions.

Can grandparents petition for visitation rights in Albuquerque, NM?

Yes, grandparents in Albuquerque, NM can petition the court for visitation rights if they are being denied access to their grandchildren, especially after a divorce.

How can an attorney help in grandparents' rights cases in Albuquerque, NM?

An attorney specializing in grandparents' rights in Albuquerque, NM can provide legal guidance, representation, and advocacy to help grandparents navigate complex guardianship and visitation laws.

Are grandparents guaranteed visitation rights in Albuquerque, NM?

While grandparents in Albuquerque, NM do not have guaranteed visitation rights, an experienced family law attorney can assist in advocating for grandparents' visitation rights through the legal system.

What factors determine grandparents' custody in Albuquerque, NM?

Grandparents' custody in Albuquerque, NM may be determined by factors such as the child's living arrangements, parental fitness, and the length of time the child has resided with the grandparents.


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