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A Growing Number of Grandparents Look After Their Grandchildren
According to ‘Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012’, a report issued by the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately seven million grandparents, or 10 percent of all grandparents in the country lived with at least one of their grandchildren. This marked a three percent rise from 1992 when seven percent of grandparents reported living with at least one grandchild. The grandparent maintained more than half of these households, and approximately 39 percent of grandparent caregivers cared for their grandchildren for at least five years. Some experts attribute this rise in part to increased life expectancy, a growing number of single-parent families, and households where both parents are employed full-time.
Contact my office today to learn more about your legal options.
Are You Looking to Establish Custody?
Another growing issue that affects families in Ohio more than most other states in the nation is the nationwide opioid epidemic. Thousands of parents are killed every year because of this crisis, and countless more may not be in a position to safely or adequately look after their children. If you are looking to secure custody of your grandchildren because of this issue, or for any other reason, there are a number of things you will need to prove to the court. The first thing you will need to prove is that both of your grandchildren’s parents are unfit to care for them. You will also need to prove that it is in the best interests of your grandchildren to name you as their primary caregiver.
Hire An Attorney You Can Trust
If you are planning to, or are currently seeking custody of your grandchildren, the most important thing you can do is hire an experienced attorney you can count on. Catherine M. White has spent nearly 20 years working with families across Franklin County to help them fight for and secure the outcome they need. I will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are put in the best position possible throughout your case and that you understand every part of the process.
Give my office a call at (614) 426-8720 today to speak with me about your rights as a grandparent.