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Grandparent Visitation

Definition - What does Grandparent Visitation mean?

Grandparent visitation is defined as a legal right in some jurisdictions, where grandparents are allowed to issue a court order through which visitation or contact with their grandchildren is arranged. In the United States, every state has a grandparent visitation statue that allows and ensures the ongoing visits of grandchildren to their grandparents.

Justipedia explains Grandparent Visitation

State laws regarding grandparent visitation vary from state to state. Some states don’t guarantee these visits and can’t issue a court order ensuring visitation. Those who are against this law are of the opinion that this law goes against the right of the parents to raise their kids as they see fit.

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