Grandparents Rights Your Family Comes First

Montgomery County Grandparents’ Rights Lawyers

Establishing & Protecting Legal Rights in Norristown & the Surrounding Areas

When a parent dies or divorces, grandparents may find themselves abruptly cut off from seeing their grandchildren. Under Pennsylvania law, grandparents can petition for partial custody (visitation rights) or even primary custody. At Testa & Pagnanelli, LLC, we are sympathetic to the plight of grandparents who have been suddenly and unreasonably denied access. We are experienced family law lawyers with two convenient offices in Norristown and Philadelphia who can convince the court that you should have regular visits or custody of the child.

To speak with one of our experienced lawyers, call our office at (610) 365-4733 today.

Asserting Grandparents’ Custody Rights

Perhaps you provided day care on a regular basis. Perhaps you were seeing your grandchildren every other weekend. Perhaps the grandchild lived with you for a time, but the parents have resumed their roles. If you are now deprived of that relationship, your grandchildren are no doubt missing you too.

Common factors a court considers when determining whether to grant grandparent custody or not are:

  • The child’s emotional and physical wellbeing
  • The relationship between the child and their grandparents
  • The child’s preference
  • The impact a separation would have on the child
  • The emotional and physical health of the grandparents
  • The monthly income of the grandparents (if seeking custody)

We have helped grandparents successfully petition the court for partial custody to establish a regular visitation schedule. We have also represented grandparents in asserting primary custody when the grandchild has been abandoned, abused, neglected or endangered by the parent(s). Grandparents also have standing to file for emergency custody when they have been denied access for no reason.

Custody Disputes Between Parents & Grandparents

If you are estranged from your child and are hoping to establish a relationship with your grandchild, the court may not grant this request. This is because the state believes the parents of a child have a right to determine how they would like to raise their child. However, if you can show evidence that you have been a part of the child's life, we can get you on the docket and fight for your grandparents' rights in contested custody proceedings.

Advocating for Your Rights

If you are seeking custody or visitation of your grandchildren, reach out to our Montgomery County grandparents' rights lawyers today. We will help you present your case to the court and strongly litigate your position.

Call our office directly at (610) 365-4733 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment.

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  • Thank you again Mr. Enrico for fighting and having your clients best interest at heart.

    - Former Client
  • Mr. Pagnanelli actively sought to negotiate a settlement from day one and I really appreciate his work.

    - John B.
  • Maria is an outstanding attorney who puts the needs of the client first.

    - Heather
  • I highly recommend Mr. Pagnanelli. He is ethical, reasonable and extremely competent.

    - Paul T.
  • She is a five-star attorney you can hire at a three-star price and I recommend her and her team without any reservation whatsoever.

    - Andrew G.
  • I was confident going in and out of the courtroom BECAUSE my attorney was Maria Testa.

    - Dominic D.

Why Work With Our Firm?

Individualized Approach Tailored to Meet Your Family's Goals
  • Efficiency You Deserve

    Our firm will work to help you reach the next chapter quickly, efficiently, and without wasting your time and resources. 

  • Focused Exclusively on Family Law

    Don't leave the most important part of your life to chance, our team is highly experienced and solely focused on handling family law matters. 

  • Well-Respected in the Legal Community

    Our attorneys have an impeccable reputation within the legal community and are highly regarded in their field.

  • Over 30 Years of Collective Experience

    Between our attorneys, we have over 30 years of collective experience in ensuring your legal rights are advocated for.