A grandparent, great-grandparent, step-parent, or another person who has maintained a parent-child relationship with the child may ask the court to grant them reasonable visitation times with that child. The child’s parents must have notice of the requested visitation for the court to grant visitation rights, and the court must determine that visitation is in the child’s best interest. At Derr & Villarreal, LLC, we are passionate about helping our clients do what is in their children’s best interest.
One of our Oshkosh family lawyers from Derr & Villarreal, LLC will advocate on your behalf when you contact us.
The court affords a great amount of deference to the parent’s decision to limit a child’s relationship with a grandparent, or any other third party. The burden for grandparents of children whose parents were never married is higher than for grandparents of children whose parents are married. When paternity of the child has been determined, grandparents of a child whose parents were never married must prove that they maintained a relationship with the child and the child's parent interfered with that relationship as well as the fact that the grandparent will follow the parents custody determinations.
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