Thank you. Yes, it is possible that you and your husband can seek visitation with the child, if the mother is unwilling to allow it, when supervising. It does seem a little odd that she would allow you and not your husband, so you or your son may want to reach out and see if she can share with you the basis for that decision. Moreover, keep in mind that once the time passes and your son has unsupervised visitation with the child, you and your husband could be present. With that being said, in Indiana, the court can grant visitation rights to a grandparent if the court determines that visitation would be in the best interests of the grandchild. However, not all grandparents are entitled to ask for grandparent visitation
. A grandparent may ask the court for visitation rights with a grandchild ONLY if:The grandchild's parent is dead;The marriage
of the grandchild's parents has been dissolved (in other words, they are divorced); orThe child was born outside of marriage. (Note, however, that the paternal grandparents of a child born outside of marriage can ask for grandparent visitation ONLY if paternity
has been established).Thus, if the grandchild's parents are both living and are still married to each other, the grandparent CANNOT ask the court for visitation with the grandchild. Also, if the child was born outside of a marriage and paternity has not been established for the child, the paternal grandparent CANNOT ask the court for visitation with the grandchild.