Grandparents Rights, Custody in Arizona | A.R.S. § 25-409

Grandparents have rights to be involved in the lives of their Grandchildren and to seek safe protection of their Grandchildren when necessary.  In cases of Grandparent-child relationship breakdown, where grandchildren are at risk, Grandparents may seek legal help to protect their rights, retain involvement with their grandchildren, and to protect their them from harm or be allowed to see them and be in their lives. In Arizona, Grandparents custody rights are defined in statute A.R.S. § 25-409.

Cantor Law Group Family Law Attorneys specialize in preserving the rights of Grandparents.  Typical examples where legal advice is needed includes:

  • refusal of parents to allow Grandparents access or involvement in their Grandchildren’s lives
  • parental abuse of a Grandchild or Grandchildren
  • permanent custody, guardianship or adoption of a Grandchild or Grandchildren

Our family law attorneys in Arizona have proven experience in family law cases, protecting the visitation rights of  Grandparents.  If you are in need of further information or advice, get in touch with us for a free consultation.

In this short video, David Cantor explains how to get Custody of a Child that isn’t yours in Arizona:

More about Grandparents’ Rights

Grandparents are increasingly becoming aware of their rights and nowadays it is more common for Grandparents to exercise rights, such as:

  • filing court petitions to request continued access and visitation of a Grandchild or Grandchildren
  • filing child custody petitions for care of Grandchildren
  • filing adoption petitions for care of Grandchildren


Frequently, Grandparents contact us for advice on their rights to visitation of their Grandchildren.  There is a legal process to follow in requesting visitation through the court system and Grandparents must prove that their contact with their grand kids is ‘in the best interest of the child‘.  Criteria considered by the court include:

  • minimum three month parental divorce
  • minimum three month parental absence
  • if a child is born out of wedlock
  • the historical bond between Grandparent and Grandchild

Court requests for custody of Grandchildren are more complex as evidence of parental unfitness is usually a key component of a case.  Our team of Grandparents rights lawyers are highly versed in the complexity of custody requests for custody or time with grandchildren.  Cantor Law Group have a proven track record of successfully protecting the interests of grandchildren, by powerfully representing the rights of Grandparents.

For further information about visitation, custody and/or adoption of grandchildren, contact the Cantor Law Group.  We are a Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers® and Listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers®. Cantor Law Group has over 70 years of combined experience.  We have proven experience in litigation to protect Grandparents rights, and are committed to successful outcome in such cases.

Here are other helpful pages: Fathers Rights and Mothers Rights.