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Grandparent Visitation Rights

It is common knowledge that parents can pursue visitation rights in a divorce, dissolution, or legal separation. However, some of you may not be aware that the State of Ohio recognizes the rights of a grandparent to pursue visitation rights with their grandchild(ren) in certain situations. As recognized under Ohio law, grandparents may pursue visitation rights with their minor grandchild(ren) when: Married parents terminate the marriage or separate; A parent passes away; The child’s mother is unmarried; or,  A child is deemed abused, neglected, or dependent. A Court will more than likely grant visitation time to a grandparent in a proceeding for divorce, dissolution, or legal separation if the grandparent files a motion in the appropriate court seeking visitation rights. If the Court agrees with said motion and finds that it is in the best interest of the minor grandchild(ren) then the Court may award reasonable visitation time. If a parent were to pass away, a parent of the deceased parent may file a motion to obtain grandparent visitation. Keep in mind that the motion must be filed where the grandchild(ren) reside(s). If the Court agrees with said motion and finds that it is in the best interest of the minor grandchild(ren), then the Court may award reasonable visitation time. If a grandchild was born out of wedlock, or to an unmarried woman, then the Court may award, upon a motion and a finding that it is in the best interest of the minor grandchild(ren), visitation to the maternal or paternal grandparents. Though the Ohio Revised Code does not specifically allow for grandparent visitation in an abuse, neglect, or dependency case, the Ohio...

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