In recent years, the issue of Grandparent's rights to visitation in divorce has come to the forefront. Sadly, in divorce, often the custodial parent cuts off the parents of the non-custodial parent, from their grandchildren. This may be especially true if the grandparents and grandchildren live a far distance from each other.
Grandparents have limited rights to have court ordered visitation or custody and the circumstances are fact specific. Courts acknowledge a parent's fundamental right to raise his or her child and to make decisions concerning the child free from state intervention, absent a threat to the child's health and safety. Court ordered grandparent visitation can be considered improper interference by the State in a parent's fundamental right to raise a child. However, under certain circumstances, grandparents have been awarded custody, visitation or guardianship of grandchildren when parents are unable or unfit to take care of a child. Requirements in each of these circumstances are very fact specific and cannot be approached lightly.
Grunyk & Associates, P.C. is experienced in third party custody and visitation.
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