Grandparent guardianship

Grandparent Guardianship Order Reversed

We regularly talk with grandparents who are distressed about how their grandchildren are being raised. Wouldn’t it be better, they ask, if the child could live in a stable, loving home? Particularly in those cases where they have been raising their grandchildren for years already? Parents’ rights Our usual answer: not unless both parents agree,…

Custody of Grandchild Requires Court Consideration of Best Interests

AUGUST 19, 2013 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 31 National Grandparents Day is September 8th this year. That should serve as a reminder for us to consider changing demographics: grandparents (and great-grandparents) are living longer, and increasingly fractured families are changing our expectations and default assumptions about caring for children. More grandchildren are being raised by their…