Visitation issues can often be tricky in divorce cases, especially if they involve
grandparents. In most cases grandparents will automatically be given visitation
rights when a divorce has been finalized. However, if you are a grandparent
and have not been given
visitation rights, you will need to file an application with the court. This must be done
in the county where the child resides, not where you live.
Depending on what state the child lives in, you must prove to the court
that visitation with the grandparents is in the best interests of the
child. The court will consider such factors as the current relationship
between the child and grandparent(s); the relationship between the child's
parents and the grandparent; the time that has gone by since the child
last had contact with the grandparent; good faith of the filing applicant;
and whether there is any history of sexual abuse or neglect by the applicant
towards the child.
If you need help getting the visitation rights that you believe you are
contact Hutchinson Law to get help from a
Jacksonville family lawyer.