Clients commonly ask whether grandparents have rights to their grandchildren in custody proceedings in Pennsylvania. With respect to grandparents' rights, Section 5324 of Pennsylvania’s revised custody law codified the right of grandparents to bring a custody action in court and set forth the criteria needed to be successful.
It is no longer necessary that grandchildren live with their grandparents in order to have child custody rights. Pennsylvania's custody statute is much broader in permiting grandparents to maintain an action in a custody court for full or partial custody rights.
It is crucial that you have an experienced family law attorney if you find yourself in the situation where you need to enforce your rights as a grandparent. At Amori & Associates, LLC, the experienced family law attorneys Victoria A. Strunk and Robert A. Saurman would be happy to discuss your situation.
Please contact Amori & Associates at (570) 421-1406 for a no obligation consultation. Please call us today to discuss how we will help fight to enforce your rights as a grandparent.