Grandparents’ Rights
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Grandparents’ Rights

Grandparents usually have two basic rights:

  1. Visitation
  2. Custody

Every state has different rules requiring courts to consider the best interests of the child before awarding custody or visitation to grandparents. In Ohio, a court could grant visitation rights if the parents of the child are deceased, divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, as long as they show an interest in the child’s welfare and well-being.

If you are in a situation where your grandchild(ren) are being kept from you or where they might not be safe and you would like to obtain custody, Susan J. Lax will sit down with you and implement a plan of action to help figure out what your rights and options are.