My son recently died and left behind a 3 yr old daughter. Can we get his parental rights as grandparents. We have her most of the time but would like to know the legal aspect. People have told us we have that right. Is this true
State/Country relating to question: Ohio
We haven't but were considering custody due to mother's negligence
I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Was he not married to the Mother? Is he on the birth certificate of the child?
yes he was on bc
Then the Ohio law does allow you to Petition for some sort of joint custody and/or visitations
Here is the link where you can read that law
All you need to do is contact the clerk of the court and get the Petition form to fill out. The Mother will need to be served. But the court will rule in the best interests of the child having a relationship with the Grandparenst
General practice of law with emphasis in family law
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