My 24 year old daughter lives 2 hours away. I would like regular visitation of my 20 month old granddaughter every other weekend as I feel this would add stability and happiness to her life. My daughter, Everytime she gets angry, tells me I can't see my granddaughter, even though I haven't done anything wrong. She uses her daughter to control me. What can I do? I told her if she don't want me to see her Everytime she gets upset, then maybe I shouldn't see her at all as that is detrimental to my granddaughters mental health
You do not state whether your daughter is married or residing with the father of the child. If so, it is an intact family and you have no legal standing to grandparent visitation. If it is not an intact family, you need to prove to the Court that you have a substantial parental relationship with the child and meet numerous factors to have legal standing. You can not show a pattern of interfering with the decisions of the parent. Grandparent visitation because much more difficult with a case that was recently decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Under a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court case, the answer to your question is, very little, particularly where both parents object. You also most likely would not get every other weekend. Talk to an experienced family lawyer about what type of chances you may have, how long it is going to take and what the cost may be to you.
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