Grandparent Custody

The court may allow a grandparent to seek custody or parenting time if the facts of the situation comply with state law. In Minnesota, grandparents can obtain legal custody of their grandchildren if they can demonstrate they are either interested third parties or de facto custodians. At Hess & Jendro Law Office, P.A., our attorneys often handle family law matters and will work with you to obtain an honest assessment of the likelihood of success for your grandparent custody action.

How We Can Help Grandparents

We advise grandparents how to proceed to ensure stability and continuity for their grandchildren. Grandparents who are already raising their grandchildren often take in grandchildren without any formal agreement regarding custody or parenting time. Often, these grandparents bear the financial burden of raising their grandchildren while living with the fear their children will take the grandchildren away without warning.

Our lawyers and staff assist grandparents in cases where they are afraid for the physical safety of their grandchildren, in cases where their own child — the parent of the grandchildren — is deceased and in cases where they already are the primary care providers for their grandchildren.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Custody Goals

Leaving your grandchildren's future to chance is an unsettling feeling. Let our compassionate attorneys assess and advocate for your rights as a grandparent. Call our office in Elk River at 763-200-6626 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We work with grandparents in Sherburne County, the Twin Cities area as well as greater Central Minnesota.