Rights of Grandparents
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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
In some situations, grandparents can petition the court to visit their grandchild.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
Guardianships, dependency proceedings, getting a child out of a shelter, visitation rights of grandparents, when permanent custody is necessary, adoption, foster care, public benefits, relative caregiver options chart, and school issues.
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A child's relative or non-relative can fill out this form to enroll a child in school and make some decisions about the child's well-being.
ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.
Federal, state, and local programs are available to help you raise children who have disabilities.
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Are you a grandparent or other relative raising another family member’s children? More than two million children are being raised by relatives because their parents cannot care for them. Regular medical care is important to help the children you are raising grow up healthy and happy.
As a grandpartent you have rights to visit your grandchildren, find out about the court process, one's rights as a grandparent and more.