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.
Here is a sample of helpful articles written by experienced lawyers.
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Written by attorney Carolyn Elsey, almost 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Legal Standards Non-parental custody (once upon a time known as third-party custody) is where you seek to become custodian of children who are not your own. The law governing these cases... more
Written by Avvo Staff, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK
A divorces far-reaching consequences often extend beyond the immediate family. A childs family ties with relatives can be severed if the custodial parent chooses to move away, especially... more
Written by attorney Joan M Bundy, almost 4 years ago.
One of the most hotly contested issues in family law today is that of grandparentsâ€™ rights. Do they have rights? If so, what do those rights look like?