Denial of a domestic violence restraining order is not the same analysis a court will make in determining what is in the children's best interest. If she is suicidal, then the court may question your parental judgment in allowing her to be around the children. However, if you do not think she is a danger to them, then you must be prepared to explain why. It may be best to not leave her alone with the children while in your custody to assure the judge that you are making good choices with regard to the health, safety, and welfare of the children. Good luck.
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It is unlikely that the court will order Grandma to stay away on your custodial time unless they feel that it is not in the children's best interest.
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