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Grandparents' Rights

Grandparents’ Rights in Divorce

In Arizona, grandparents have custody rights under certain circumstances and may be granted access to visitation even over the challenges by the legal guardians or parents.

Grandparents often suffer additional hardships during a divorce or other family dispute. They may be unable to visit their grandchildren, and they might encounter obstacles to voicing their concerns in the event of neglect or abuse.

In many situations, grandparents do have actual custody rights in Arizona. You may also be granted access to visitation, even if the legal guardians or parents challenge your interests. However, these cases can be very complicated; in most cases, a grandparent's access is granted through a linking parent. We can request access if a linking parent is unavailable or does not have a relationship with the grandparents. Our attorneys will defend your interests and help you maintain a relationship with your grandchildren.

Bruce Brown is experienced in cases involving:
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Custody and visitation
  • Paternity disputes
  • Unfit parents
  • Rights of family members
  • Unmarried parents
  • Custody by consent or hearing
  • Temporary custody
  • Military families

Extensive Experience

In addition to representing grandparents, Bruce Brown has also represented aunts, uncles and other third parties seeking custody or visitation. We know that these cases are highly emotional for all parties.

Bruce has practiced law in Arizona since 1984. After working in large Phoenix law firms for several years, he formed his own firm in 1995, focusing primarily on family law matters.

Bruce has argued cases in Superior Court and U.S. District Court and before the Arizona Court of Appeals and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He applies his family law experience as a Judge Pro Tem in Maricopa County Superior Court, presiding at hearings and settlement conferences. He also has appeared as a lecturer at law seminars and authored numerous articles on family law.
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