Most state divorce laws don't grant automatic grandparent visitation rights when couples are filing divorce; however, it's now possible to petition for visitation rights for grandparents in many states.
In California, the parents and grandparents of a deceased parent can be eligible for child visitation if it's in the best interest of the child. There are some exceptions to child visitation law, such as:
California law also states that when a child has been adopted, the natural grandparents may still get visitation rights.
Grandparent visitation rights are determined by the circumstances of the divorce, and there are many exceptions to the rule. A local California divorce lawyer can help you understand California divorce law and how it will affect your child visitation rights.
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The above synopsis of California 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 California divorce lawyer in your area.
California divorce laws were last updated July 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.