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klindsey81 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 8, 2009 at 5:06 AM via web

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Can my inlaws get grandparents rights ?

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urzula | Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 8, 2009 at 5:31 AM (Answer #1)

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The answer to the question is probably yes.  However, it depends whether your state has a law that addresses grandparent visitation (and what that law says) as well as whether the other parent supports his/her parents being awarded this visitation.

 

A good starting point is http://www.enotes.com/everyday-law-encyclopedia/grandparents-rights.  You will find in researching this topic that the courts will also look at the “best interests of the child,” so if there is something objectionable in the grandparents’ past, a court will take this into consideration.  Also consider contacting your local bar association to meet with an attorney in your state.  You can usually get an initial one hour consultation for free or for a small fee.

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tea-aye-inn- | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:52 PM (Answer #2)

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From past experiences grandparents hold no rights over children. However if a grandparent has custody then they are entitled to visitation etc. It depends on the stipulations placed on the case but I would say no the grandparents of the child/children are rightless for the most part.

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