Grandparents’ rights are highly controversial and have only received public attention over the last couple of decades. Grandparents may be cut off from their grandchildren in the case of an acrimonious split, and may want to petition for visitation. In some instances, such as in the case of drug abuse or other serious problems with the parents, grandparents may decide to sue for custody. The guides below provide information on grandparents’ rights to visitation and/or custody, and will help you decide how to handle these sensitive issues.