GRANDPARENT CUSTODY DISPUTES AND VISITATION RIGHTS: BALANCING THE INTERESTS OF THE CHILD, PARENTS, AND GRANDPARENTS

Abstract

The courts focus on what is in the best interests of the child when making custody or visitation determinations. Conflicts between parents and grandparents often pit the parent's fundamental right to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and upbringing of their child with differing ideas of what is in the child's best interests. This Note will analyze the law regarding child custody and visitation rights of grandparents. Part II traces the development of a parent's fundamental right to rear their child. Part III explains the best interests of the child standard. Parts IV and V examine the current law on custody and visitation petitions with respect to the rights of grandparents.
How to Cite
. GRANDPARENT CUSTODY DISPUTES AND VISITATION RIGHTS: BALANCING THE INTERESTS OF THE CHILD, PARENTS, AND GRANDPARENTS. Journal of Law and Family Studies, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 2, dec. 2009. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlfs/article/view/229>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017.
Section
Monologues and Commentary