Yes, in 2012, Georgia passed a new law making it easier for grandparents to gain visitation. See link for article: http://grandparents.about.com/od/grandparentsrights/qt/Grandparent_Rights_in_Georgia.htm
HB1198 was the new law. "Grandparents may sue for visitation either in an original action or as part of a custody suit. As for the finding of harm, the court is directed that it is "reasonably likely" that harm would occur to children deprived of contact with grandparents in the following situations:
(1) The child resided with the grandparent for six months or longer.
(2) The grandparent "provided financial support" for the child's basic needs for at least one year.
(3) The grandparent had established a pattern of visiting the child or providing child care.
(4) Other circumstances indicate that "emotional or physical harm" would result from a lack of contact."
Now, the court is directed to presume that a child deprived of contact with a grandparent "may suffer emotional injury that is harmful to such child's health." This is a rebutable presumption but it basically means that it is assumed that the child is harmed when not allowed to see their grandparents making it easier to gain some sort of court ordered visitation. So to answer yoru question, yes it is easier since 2012.
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