Grandparent Visitation

Submitted by _Jacqui_Marro
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grandparents

Process Overview

 

       Step 1

           Basics

                  •  What happens in a grandparent visitation case.
                  •  Find out if you are allowed to ask for visitation.

 

        Step 2

           File

                  •  One or both grandparents start the case.

 

       Step 3

           Respond

                  •  The parent(s) of the child respond. 

 

        Step 4

           Prepare

                  •  The Court reviews the case
                  •  The grandparents and parents get ready for a hearing.

 

       Step 5

           Hearing

                  •  The parties present information to the Judge.
                  •  The Judge makes a final decision.

 

After the Final Decision

 

Learn how and when you can:

Enforce

  • Get the parent(s) to follow the Final Decision.

 

Modify

  • Change the Final Decision.

 

Appeal

  • Have a higher court review the Final Decision.