Child custody and visitation disputes typically involve a child's parents, but not always. These days, a lot of grandparents are heavily involved in the raising of a child. While parents are often the central figures in a child custody dispute, grandparents can also have their say. Grandparents can also have rights pertaining to visitation with (and sometimes custody of) their grandchildren. FindLaw's Grandparent Rights section includes information and tips on grandparents' rights in child custody and visitation cases, including summaries of state laws and procedures, as well as factors considered when courts make custody and visitation decisions involving grandparents.
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