Protecting The Role Of Grandparents
Grandparents are often afterthoughts in custody and divorce discussions. But, if you are an active part of your grandchild's life, there is a good reason to stay involved. No child was ever hurt by having another positive, stable adult in their life.
Pinnacle Family Law headquartered in Novi, Michigan, has experience getting visitation and grandparenting time for families across Michigan. Our attorney, Jennifer M. Paine, can help you bring a case for grandparent visitation and keep your grandchild in your life.
There Is A Legal Basis For Grandparents' Rights
Under the Michigan grandparenting time statute, MCL 722.27b, a grandparent may seek grandparenting time if:
(a) an action for divorce, separate maintenance or annulment involving the child's parents is pending before the court
(b) the child's parents are divorced or separated under a judgment of separate maintenance or have had their marriage annulled
(c) the child's parent who is a child of the grandparents is deceased
(d) the child's parents have never been married, they are not residing in the same household, and paternity has been established
(e) 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
(f) in the year preceding the commencement of the 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