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Grandparents' Rights/Step-parent Adoption

Columbus Lawyer Upholding Third Party Visitation Rights

In today’s world of blended families, separations and divorces, it can be difficult for relatives and other interested parties to spend time with the children they love. In Ohio, relative and grandparent visitation rights are not automatic. If a parent refuses to grant you time with the children you love, you may need to petition the court for the right to spend time with the child.

Grandparents’ Rights

At the Columbus Law Offices of William L. Geary, we represent grandparents seeking visitation rights or custody of their grandchildren. Through our years of family law practice, we have come to understand that time with multi-generational loved ones is often in a child’s best interests.

Our firm is dedicated to providing a high-level of personal service to our clients. We will take the time to get to know you and your situation. To arrange a consultation to discuss grandparents’ rights, contact our firm by calling 614-228-1968.

Step-parent Adoption

Remarriage has become very common. In situations involving children, step-parents often wish to formally adopt their step-children, agreeing to provide for their financial, educational and emotional needs.

In Ohio, a biological parent and a new spouse need to have been married at least one year before they can pursue step-parent adoption. Our attorneys can assist with all aspects of this process, ranging from completing initial paperwork to handling any courtroom proceedings.

Contact Us

Whether you are a relative seeking visitation rights or a step-parent seeking to adopt your step-child, we are committed to helping you make the right choices for the children in your life. To arrange a consultation, contact our Franklin County law office.