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Do grandparents have any rights to see their grandchildren

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if they were born out...
do grandparents have any rights to see their grandchildren if they were born out of wedlock?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: N Cal Attorney, Attorney replied 2 years ago
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Thank you for your question.

Which State is this in?

Please describe the situation a little more.

Are both parents alive?

Is there a custody order?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ohio
The father is my son, the mother doesn't let him see his daughter. My granddaughter was born out of wedlock. Currently we have had her every other weekend since they split up. Now she has another boyfriend and we are afraid that she may not let us see her.
Both are alive.
Do not know.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My husband and I are wanting to know what to do if she does not let us see her. If we have any legal rights.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Family Lawyer: N Cal Attorney, Attorney replied 2 years ago

I apologize for the delay but I cannot be here all the time.

You asked

My husband and I are wanting to know what to do if she does not let us see her. If we have any legal rights.

The answer is Yes.

Ohio does have some statutes that allow you to get a visitation order once your son has acknowledged paternity, see

http://www.lsc.ohio.gov/membersonly/127grandparents.pdf

You can get a free consultation from some of the family law attorneys listed by location here.

It sounds like your son needs to file a parentage case so he can get custody or visitation.

Please follow up on this with a local attorney.

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