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.