What arem y rights as a granparent to see my grandchildren?

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What arem y rights as a granparent to see my grandchildren?

My daughter and former-son-in-law divorced over a year ago. My daughter left the marriage and the children (due to abuse in the marriage) however because this was deemed abandonment, my son-in-law took full custody of the children. I have been unable to see my grandchildren at all. This is further complicated by the fact that I live in one stae and my ex-son-in-law and grandchildren live in another. I am hoping against hope that I can see my grandchildren; I am willing to see them “supervised” and also not ask that they come to see me. Unfortunately, with the “bad blood” here so my son-in-law refuses any contact (even with my daughter). I feel I have little or no recourse here.

Asked on December 10, 2012 under Family Law, Ohio

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of some states in this country grandparents may have some semblance of vistitation rights with a grandchild under certain circumstances. Given what you have written, I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney in your community to see what your legal options are for grandchildren visitation under the laws of your state.


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