Visitation rights for grandparents aren't automatically granted in a Delaware divorce. Grandparents will need to petition the divorce court for child visitation, which will then determine if grandparent visitation is in the best interest of the child.
When deciding the best interest of the child, the Delaware divorce court will consider the following factors:
The petitioning grandparent must also submit an affidavit stating that he or she is aware the child has a right to:
In adoption, the grandparent visitation rights are terminated.
Learn about your child visitation rights with a local Delaware divorce attorney. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Delaware divorce case review form to find local Delaware divorce lawyers near you. Protect your relationship with your grandchild during divorce.
The above synopsis of Delaware 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 Delaware divorce lawyer in your area.
Delaware 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.