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No she does not, I had just heard that most states grant grandparent's visitation.
Thank you for your follow-up, Kevin.To grant grandparent visitation, a court order is required. Your mother would have to go to court and request a right to visit, something that currently the father of the grandson can lawfully deny. Under the Troxel v. Granville decision from 2000, the US Supreme Court expressly ruled that parents have superior rights to their children, which allows the right to deny access to ALL other parties, including other relatives and grandparents. That would also include you. Neither you nor your mother currently have a natural right to see the child. The only ways to obtain such a right is either by going to court and claiming that due to the bond that the child has with your mother (and yourself), it would be in the child's best interest to maintain such visits with you, or to convince the father to grant you consent. But if he refuses and does not want you to see the child, or communicate with the child, as the parent he is fully within his rights to do so.I am sorry.