Please help! I am not allowed to see my grandchildren who live in Virginia Beach and I live in West Bloomfield Mich. I am desperate to talk to other people in my position face to face.Also,What are my rights. Would like to have a voice to voice contact or the name and number of an attorney in Mich. Linda
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Michigan
Talking with my son, whom I raised from the time he was 13. His father died. He changed after he married his wife, and seemed to be under her total control. He would constantly lie to me about having visits . His wife has been verbally abusive since the children were born( 3, and 5.) He became physically abusive on my last visit. That almost caused me to have a heart attack.
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Grandparent visitation rights vary by state, but are based on the laws of the state where the grandchild(ren) live(s), as that is the state where a court would have jurisdiction. Thus, the laws of Virginia control in this situation.
In Virginia, grandparents have rights to custody and visitation with their grandchild only under certain circumstances. A Virginia family court allows a grandparent to join a custody petition with a non-custodial parent, if the court determines that visitation rights are in the best interests of the child. A grandparent may also file an independent petition for visitation during a custody action.
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