Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights After a Divorce?

No matter the state of residency, grandparents are not automatically granted legal rights that allow them to visit their grandchildren simply because of the family connection. Additionally, no state allows grandparents to petition for visitation while both parents are still married and/or live together. In California, the only situations when the court allows grandparents to file a motion for visitation are if the parents are divorced and/or do not live together anymore; if one of the parent is incarcerated or deceased; or if a parent's whereabouts are unknown.Original Article

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