How can I legally keep grandparents away from grandchildren?
In fact, barring a court order, a parent has the constitutional right to say no. If a court order has been granted, a parent will need to file a petition with the family court to modify or revoke a grandparent visitation order to stop the visitation.
Should grandparents have any legal visitation rights to their grandchildren?
Grandparents only have the right to ask for visitation. They do not have a guaranteed right to visit and see their grandchildren. If you currently have a visitation court order, you have the right to have that order enforced.
Can grandparents petition for visitation?
Grandparents can petition for visitation rights regardless of the status of the child's parents. Grandparents can also win visitation rights if they can provide the court with “clear and convincing evidence” that contact is in the best interest of the child.
What are grandparent visitation rights?
The intent of granting grandparent visitation rights is to allow grandparents to maintain contact with grandchildren. Restrictive visitation laws only allow grandparents to seek visitation rights if the parents have divorced or if one or both parents are deceased.