Do a GREAT-GRANDPARENT of a minor child have the right to file for visitations under 3104? Looking 4 cases that was argued.

Asked 10 months ago - Long Beach, CA

Looking for any cases in California where the GREAT GRANDPARENT of the minor child was seeking visitations under the family law code 3104 I found cases in other states but none here, FLC 3104 states On petition to the court by a grandparent of a minor
child, the court may grant reasonable visitation rights to the
grandparent if the court does both of the following:
(1) Finds that there is a preexisting relationship between the
grandparent and the grandchild that has engendered a bond such that
visitation is in the best interest of the child.
(2) Balances the interest of the child in having visitation with
the grandparent against the right of the parents to exercise their
parental authority.
The clear meaning of grandparent is the parent of ones parent (RIGHT) ? PLEASE SEND ME CASES

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  1. Wail Sarieh

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    Answered . Yes you are correct; I have never heard of any cases involving a great-grandparent.

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  2. Antoinette Cara Liewen

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . The United States Supreme Court addressed grandparent visitation in Troxel v. Granville (2000), 530 U.S. 57. You need to read that case which cites some California cases. And then you need to do legal research. Since these types of motions are fact dependent, you will need to cite cases that are on point. Carefully read Family Code Sections 3100 - 3105. Understand that you have an uphill battle since there is a rebuttable presumption that grandparent visitation is not in the best interests of the child. This is not the type of motion you should try to do yourself. You cannot expect Avvo attorneys to do your research for you since that is beyond the scope of this website. Good luck.

    DISCLAIMER: This answer is provided solely for informational purposes only. This answer does not constitute legal... more

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