Who has the burden of proof in third-party (grandparent) visitation cases, where both parents are in agreement over ceasing visitation rights, are an intact family, and have given ample opportunity for visitation to resume with the minor children? I believe it's the grandparent, but I want to make very sure that that is how VA operates.
How do the Williams' Standard and Troxell v. Granville apply; what what is the level of harm that must be met for the best interest of the children and the rights of the parents under due process to be less of a consideration in visitation decisions?
Or, could you steer me in the correct direction to find the Virginia code that applies? I have (obviously) found the applicable cases, but I'm not a lawyer and intricacies of VA law are unknown to me.*Edit* For the actual harm standard, is it a scale, interpretation, or mitigating circumstances that show harm?
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