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Baltimore & Towson Lawyer Discusses Grandparent Visitation

Written by Amar Weisman » February 12, 2016 »

Amar S. Weisman Is a Baltimore County Domestic Lawyer With Grandparent Visitation Experience.

'Naturally, when couples who share children make the decision to divorce, many thoughts of concern are extended to the parting couple, as well as their kids. But what about the grandparents of those children? Quite often, grandparents are not remembered or considered during the divorce and child custody process, but they, too, experience a certain level of loss during such difficult times.

Undoubtedly, a great deal of concern needs to be extended to the divorcing couple, as it is never easy to deal with the decision, especially when kids are involved. Still, your Towson family lawyer knows that grandparents can experience their own level of heartbreak and sadness, as many may feel that they’ll lose contact with their grandchildren forever thereafter.

Things to Consider

Once the news gets out that a couple is divorcing, the parents of those divorcing individuals often go through a number of emotions ranging from mourning the end of the relationship, to acceptance of the end of the marriage to sometimes anger at their ex son- or daughter-in-law. The issue can be so serious in some instances that various types of doctors have discussed the problem and offered suggestions on how to deal with the end of a relationship.

The doctors at WebMD posted an article that provided a number of tips for grandparents who are attempting to deal with their son or daughter’s divorce. The article notes that the way in which grandparents act upon initially hearing the news of the divorce will ultimately set the tone for any relationship they may (or may not) have with their grandchildren, their own child and their soon-to-be ex in-law.

In order to maintain a good relationship with the children, as well as the ex, grandparents are encouraged to not only support their own child who is going through the experience, but also steer clear of alienating the soon-to-be ex. Additionally, it may prove to be beneficial and helpful for everyone involved for the grandparents to pay particular attention to the needs of the kids during this troublesome time.

While we know that grandparents can never replace the love and care of the actual parents, grandmothers and grandfathers can certainly provide the kids with a sense of home and family when their immediate one is breaking down. All too often, kids of divorce tend to feel as though they’re being abandoned by one parent or the other, which can lead to serious feelings of insecurity and concern about their future in general.

It is at this point that the grandparents can act as a “buffer” of sorts, helping to soothe and calm the children’s concerns. Grandparents can also help provide a sense of routine for the children, which may be lacking throughout the divorce process.

If you are going through a divorce and you would like to learn more about the role your parents may play in the divorce and custody process or to find out additional information about the effect the divorce may have on them, contact the Law Offices of Amar Weisman, LLC as soon as possible for assistance.

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