Can A Grandfather obtain short Visiting Rights to see his Grandchildren and or communication rights in Ca. he has mnt relation w
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Hello, I am so sorry to hear that you are not being permitted to see your grandchildren. You may petition the Court for grandparent visitation rights so long as the parents are not married, and so long as you have an existing relationship with the children, which it sounds like you do. I wish you the very best of luck and hope you get to see your grandchildren soon!
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I am so sorry for your situation. It is very sad that the mother of the children that you have been good to is acting this way. CA does not have automatic grandparents rights but you can file a Petition with the court asking for visitation. The court can dismiss it but if you have a good, persuasive attorney, you may have a shot. Otherwise I would recommend writing the both letters and mailing them telling them how you feel and that you would like to see them. That is not a legal suggestion but a practical one - perhaps the letters will spark compassion in the mother or desire to push the issue in the children. Best of luck to you.
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Is the mother your daughter? Is the mother married to the father or are they separated or never married? You can have visitation but not if the parents are still married. If there is some visitation, the courts will not intervene. They will if mother has arbitrarily withheld visitation.
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