Question by  whitney (19)

What legal rights do grandparents have regarding their grandchildren?

My daughter in law s keeping my grand children from me and I want to know if there is anything I can do to prevent this.


Answer by  LadyLawyer (325)

It is unlikely that you have any "standing" to bring a case before the court because typically family court only deals with the IMMEDIATE family as in parents and children.


Answer by  John (9008)

The law about grandparent's rights varies tremendously from state to state. The law will be that of the state where the child resides. In some states, grandparents have strong visitation rights. In other states, they have no rights whatsoever. The only way to tell is to talk with a lawyer.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

Unfortunately outside of trying to make some peace with your daughter-in-law you don't really have any rights. The only other thing you could do is to try to take her to court and get some visitation rights. Be aware that doing that could cause worse familial problems.

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