Yes, you should contact an attorney who handles family law matters in your jurisdiction (like me).
Rights are established under KRS 405.021, which states:
KRS 405.021: Reasonable visitation rights to grandparents.
(1) The Circuit Court may grant reasonable visitation rights to either the paternal or
maternal grandparents of a child and issue any necessary orders to enforce the
decree if it determines that it is in the best interest of the child to do so. Once a
grandparent has been granted visitation rights under this subsection, those rights
shall not be adversely affected by the termination of parental rights belonging to the
grandparent's son or daughter, who is the father or mother of the child visited by the
grandparent, unless the Circuit Court determines that it is in the best interest of the
child to do so.
(2) The action shall be brought in Circuit Court in the county in which the child resides.
(3) The Circuit Court may grant noncustodial parental visitation rights to the
grandparent of a child if the parent of the child who is the son or daughter of the
grandparent is deceased and the grandparent has assumed the financial obligation of
child support owed by the deceased parent, unless the court determines that the
visitation is not in the best interest of the child. If visitation is not granted, the
grandparent shall not be responsible for child support.
Kentucky law does not certify specialty of practice in this area. The advice given herein is informational and should not be considered as creating an attorney/client relationship. Michael Bouldin is an independent attorney located in Northern Kentucky. It is strongly recommended to not give any confidential information on any website.
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