In Louisiana family law, the court can appoint a non parent, such as a grandparent and award custody of a child to that non parent. While these cases are unusual, as the parents have the fundamental right to their child, a judge does have that option. In an case where a grandparent might not be available and the Judge decides that the child needs to be placed with a person other than a parent, then a relative of the child may be awarded custody.
Even though these cases are rare, Mr. Knight has successfully obtained grandparent/non parents custodial rights for a several clients. A grandparent or non parent must first understand that they are not the court’s first option to place a child with. However, if one or both parent are in jail or on drugs then it is possible to obtain custody rights for the grandparent or nonparent.
If you have a case where you are a grandparent or non parent and you need an attorney to advocate your case, please contact Knight Law Firm today.