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Grandparents and Parenting Time

Joe Poprawa

In this day and age of changing family dynamics, grandparents are becoming more and more involved in raising their grandchildren.

Grandparents are entitled to petition a court for parenting time under certain circumstances:

  • An action for divorce, separate maintenance, or annulment involving the child’s parents is pending before the court.
  • An action for divorce, separate maintenance, or annulment involving the child’s parents is pending before the court.
  • The child’s parents are divorced, separated under a judgment of separate maintenance, or have had their marriage annulled.
  • The child’s parent who is a child of the grandparents is deceased.
  • The child’s parents have never been married, they are not residing in the same household, and paternity has been established by the completion of an acknowledgment of parentage under the acknowledgment of parentage act, by an order of filiation entered under the paternity act, or by a determination by a court of competent jurisdiction that the individual is the father of the child
  • Except as otherwise provided, legal custody of the child has been given to a person other than the child’s parent, or the child is placed outside of and does not reside in the home of a parent
  • In the year preceding the commencement of an action for grandparenting time, the grandparent provided an established custodial environment for the child, whether or not the grandparent had custody under a court order.

If you are a grandparent having issues seeing your grandchildren, we may be able to assist you. Contact Grewal Law PLLC for an appointment.

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