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When One Grandparent Lives Far Away: Virtual Visitation

Many years ago, families used to tend to stick around one another in the same areas growing up. However, now families are branching out and you can find family members all over the globe. This is why, for some children, it is difficult to maintain a long-term relationship with grandparents that they do not see… Continue reading →

Factors to be Considered in Grandparent Visitation Cases

Sometimes, it is necessary for a grandparent to receive visitation to be a part of a child’s life. However, as you will find in California custody court, not every situation calls for grandparent visitation when considering the best interests of the child. When certain conditions are met, a grandparent may receive visitation or custody of… Continue reading →

Are There Limits on the Rights of Grandparents in California?

In California, grandparents may have rights when it comes to visitation or custody of a child. Under the state’s laws, a grandparent is permitted to ask the court for reasonable visits with a grandchild in their life. However, the court must first find that there is a pre-existing relationship between the child and grandparent, and… Continue reading →

Grandparents and Holiday Visitation Rights

In 2000, a case known as Troxel v. Granville, a woman named Tommie Granville limited visitations to her child’s grandparents to once per month and some holidays. Because of this, the grandparents petitioned for visitation rights. Under the statute that formed because of it, the court made it so that any person is able to… Continue reading →

My Rights As a Grandparent

In California there are many grandparents that are raising or providing care to their grandchildren. If the grandparent is the legal guardian, they have a right to receive child support from the non-custodial parent. Guardianship is a legal relationship between you and your grandchild that is ordered by the court. You are responsible for the… Continue reading →

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