The rights of parents and third parties, including grandparents can create difficult circumstances in child custody cases. Anyone who has developed a “parent child relationship” with the child may have rights under Montana laws. Our attorneys have helped third parties, grandparents and biological parents in custody situations and can help negotiate for your best interest and the best interest of the child.
In some cases, termination of parental rights may be appropriate. Termination of parental rights means that a parent’s rights as a parent are taken away. Courts can take away parental rights to protect children voluntarily or involuntarily, depending on the circumstances.