For years, HS has handled cases involving the assertion of grandparents’ rights and has worked with all parties to achieve results that are in the best interests of the children. Our family law expertise can be critical in providing advice and assistance to grandparents and non-parents who may be seeking to establish or protect their legal rights and responsibilities concerning children in their care.
How Does It Work? Colorado law recognizes the roles and involvement that grandparents often have in the raising and caring for their grandchildren. Where there has been a court proceeding involving the custody of a child, grandparents may request visitation with their grandchildren. Additionally, under certain circumstances, grandparents may be able to request an allocation of parental responsibilities, assigning them greater rights and responsibilities for their grandchildren. This ability to request an allocation of parental responsibilities even extends to non-relatives, depending on the nature of the relationship between the non-relative and the child or children.
“We came to the firm in September 2008, looking for help in gaining guardianship of our two-year-old granddaughter. We were impressed with his professionalism, integrity, intelligence—but especially the personal care he showed for our granddaughter. He was fighting for the welfare of a little human being the way a father would fight for his own child.”
-Bob and Lois G.
“Mr. Jensen was so organized and convincing that the judge granted us guardianship of our granddaughter until her 18th birthday. The outcome is a happy, well-fed, well-loved, confident, safe, thriving 5-year-old who loves life and can’t wait for kindergarten. We cannot thank Mr. Jensen enough for what he has done, not just for us, but in protecting our granddaughter.”
-Bob and Lois G.