A grandparent or great-grandparent may bring an action for partial custody of a child if the parent of the child is deceased.
In such situations, the grandparent or great-grandparent must show that the relationship with the child began with the consent of a parent or under court order.
Additionally, the parents of the child must have filed a custody action and did not agree that the grandparent or great-grandparent should have custody.
Finally, the child for a least 12 consecutive months must have resided with the grandparent or great-grandparent, and was removed from the home by the parents.
Spivak Law Firm handles child custody matters in Pittsburgh and surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.
Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.