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Don't lose contact with grandkids after your child's divorce

A Washington divorce is a legal process that breaks the legal bonds two people established between themselves through marriage. It separates their lives on many levels, allowing the formerly married parties to live separate and apart from each other, maintain new marital relationships, and hold title to property to the exclusion of their former spouses.

Divorce, though, also has an emotional component that may present itself particularly if the divorcing parties shared children. Along with negotiations over how the kids' custody should be managed and what amount of support would be appropriate for the noncustodial parent to pay, families may feel the strain of seeing less and less of each other as the divorce parents settle into their new single lives.

The relationship between a grandparent and their grandchildren can suffer when the children's parents go through a divorce. When children are placed in the physical custody of one parent, the grandparents on the other side of the family may see their time with the kids dwindle. Their opportunities to share in their grandkids' lives may diminish and they may lose out on chances to experience their grandchildren's successes.

In Washington, it is possible for grandparents to seek visitation time with their grandkids if their legal situations meet certain criteria. The Hodgson Law Office, located in Spokane, is available to discuss grandparent visitation cases with their new and existing clients and to provide legal counsel to those who wish to strengthen their relationships with their alienated grandchildren. To learn more about the firm, interested readers are invited to visit the firm's family law webpages.

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