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Arizona Grandparent Visitation

Most states don't grant automatic visitation rights for grandparents in the divorce laws. In Arizona, like many other states, it is possible for grandparents to petition the divorce court for child visitation rights.

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Arizona divorce courts may give grandparents visitation if it's found that it would be in the best interest of the child and any of the following is true:

  • The parents have been divorce for three months
  • A child's parents is dead or has been missing for three months
  • The child was born out of wedlock

Arizona has grandparent visitation and custody guidelines to help determine what's in the best interest of the child, which include:

  • The relationship between the grandparent and grandchild
  • Motivation of the grandparent
  • Motivation of the parent or guardian denying visitation rights
  • Visitation time requested and potential negative impact the visitation will have on the child's activities
  • If one or both parents are dead, the benefit in keeping an extended family relationship

A local Arizona divorce attorney can explain your rights as a grandparent in Arizona child custody and child visitation. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out an Arizona divorce case review form to find out more about protecting your relationship with your child or grandchild.

If you child custody case that doesn't involve divorce, you may still find a local Arizona lawyer who is familiar with family law to get answers to your child custody questions.

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The above synopsis of Arizona divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Arizona divorce lawyer in your area.

Arizona divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.