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Michigan Grandparent Visitation

In divorce, there aren't laws that automatically grant visitation rights for grandparents. In Michigan a grandparent may petition the Michigan divorce court to seek child visitation in the following circumstances:

  • A divorce, separate maintenance or Michigan annulment involving the child's parents is before the court
  • The child's parents are divorce, separated or had the marriage annulled
  • One of the parents is deceased
  • The child was born out of wedlock and paternity has been established but the parents don't live together
  • Legal child custody of the child has been given to a person other than the parent or the child is placed outside - except when the child is adopted by anyone other than a stepparent

Protect your relationship with your grandchild by speaking to a local Michigan divorce lawyer about Michigan grandparent visitation. Connect by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Michigan divorce case review from. Learn about your rights as a grandparent today.

The above synopsis of Michigan 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 Michigan divorce lawyer in your area.

Michigan 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.