Grandparents Rights Lawyer Provides Value to Your Case
Video Transcribed: Why hire a grandparents’ rights lawyer? Hi, I’m Tulsa Grandparents Rights Attorney, Justin Mosteller, and I’m going to spend a little bit of time with you today talking about why you might need to hire a grandparents’ rights attorney in your particular case. Now, in previous videos, I’ve discussed the five different types of grandparents’ rights cases, and each case really has a different need for an attorney.
So in a grandparents’ visitation case, you definitely need an attorney there. It’s a complicated process. It involves typically some litigation, some hearings. You definitely don’t want to be representing yourself in those scenarios because typically parents that could be subject to a grandparent visitation case, already have a family law case underlying their situation. They already have a family law attorney. You don’t want to be going into a courtroom alone, making arguments against a seasoned family law attorney.
It’s also true that there are very particular issues that have to be addressed in a grandparent’s visitation case, that’s really, you need a trained attorney to recognize and to make for sure that you’re properly pled and properly represented at all times in that case.
Now the second type of a grandparents’ rights case is a power of attorney for custody. Now, this one is probably the least important, in terms of getting an attorney to represent you. This is typically done when folks can just go online and buy a form and execute it.
It’s not durable, it’s temporary for a specific reason, and it’s the reality, it’s the least permanent type of grandparents’ rights on all we’re talking about here. It’s designed to be very short in duration. And all that being said, I have seen those power of attorney documents go really wrong.
So, you can always do worse than hiring a seasoned professional to draft one up for you, make sure that all of the legal requirements are met, and the document is executed in the proper way, and that everybody’s happy with the agreement that’s reached.
The third type of grandparents’ rights case is guardianship. In the old days, guardianships were meant to be pursued by people acting on their own behalf, pro se, without an attorney. It was designed to be a procedure that could be easily accomplished. But unfortunately, that is really not the case anymore.
The legislature continues to add new requirements and new procedures for getting background checks and serving in the proper way, in the proper time. And in the case now I really have to say, I don’t think that anyone should go it alone on guardianship cases anymore. They are becoming more and more like just a regular family law case, in terms of the amount of work that goes into it. And for that reason, really you do need an attorney for a guardianship case.
And finally, the fifth type of grandparents’ rights case is adoption. And this one really requires an attorney. There is a lot of work that goes into adoption. It’s a multi-phase process that can be different, depending on how they need for the adoption arose.
But you do not want to go it alone on an adoption case. It’s just too easy to mess something up. Well, hopefully, I’ve answered some questions for you today. If you have any more questions, feel free to seek counsel from our office to speak with a Grandparents Rights Attorney in Tulsa, we’d be happy to help.