Ensuring Your Grandchildren Grow Up In A Safe, Loving Home
Although children’s parents are often the central figures in their lives, many circumstances can force a grandparent or grandparents to take on a bigger role or take over for a parent. When a living situation becomes unsafe, a grandparent may even need to take over as the primary caregiver to ensure that the best interests of the child or children are met.
At Stewart, McArdle, Sorice, Whalen, Farrell, Finoli & Cavanaugh, LLC, we work with grandparents throughout Westmoreland County and surrounding counties. We can help you understand your visitation rights regarding your grandchildren and walk you through the process of gaining guardianship when it is necessary to intervene. We will remain sensitive to your situation and use our decades of family law experience to ensure that your grandchildren grow up in a safe and loving household.
Putting Your Grandchildren’s Best Interests First
Although courts in Pennsylvania tend to defer to parents when it comes to providing care and a home, sometimes factors such as the following leave a parent unfit to raise children:
- Abuse — both physical and verbal
- Mental illness
- Drug and alcohol addiction
- Jail or imprisonment
Our experienced family law attorneys can help you build a strong case for grandparents’ rights or for guardianship that truly puts your grandchildren’s best interests front and center.
Are You Being Denied Access To Your Grandchildren?
At Stewart, McArdle, Sorice, Whalen, Farrell, Finoli & Cavanaugh, LLC, we understand that not all custody disputes stem from neglect and abuse cases, but rather often from parents refusing to allow grandparents to see their grandchildren.
If you have a relationship with your grandchildren and believe it is in the children’s best interests to continue that relationship, our skilled lawyers can help you petition the court for visitation rights.
Let Us Be Your Guide Through The Process
Since establishing our firm in 1977, we’ve seen the area of grandparents’ rights grow tremendously, and have helped countless grandparents take the appropriate legal steps to ensure the safety and happiness of their grandchildren. Let us put our legal knowledge and experience to work for you.