Third Party Custody Rights

The biological parent of a child is not necessarily always the best individual to be given parenting and custody responsibilities. At Lerner • Poole, LLP, we assist clients who have a parent-child established relationship with a child and seek to provide a loving and caring home and living situation. As always, the child's best interest is our primary priority.

San Francisco Grandparent Rights LawyerStepparent rights

In recent years, courts have started to allow stepparents to file for custody of children. Often, these stepparents must have an established relationship with the child that reflects that of a parent and child. These generally occur in instances of death, incarceration or other extenuating circumstances.

We will work to establish and document the relationship that you have with the child. We will use this to show that it is in the best interest of the child to remain with a parent-like adult whom he or she trusts.

Grandparent rights

We also assist grandparents who are seeking to take custody of their grandchildren. Often these are situations where the child's living situation is unhealthy or even abusive. We will carefully investigate the situation and find proof that it is in the best interest of the child to stay with the grandparent.

With in-house background in psychology, our attorneys clearly understand the situation that the child is facing and what must be done to provide the best living situation possible. We rely on a network of experts, including medical and psychological professionals, to establish this in court.

San Mateo County Custody Rights Lawyer

To arrange a consultation to discuss the child's living situation and remedies, please contact our office today at 415-391-6000.