As a grandparent, you love your grandchild fiercely. You want to maintain a close relationship with your grandchild, even if the child’s parents do not want you to have regular visits. If you can’t reach an agreement with your grandchild’s parent or guardian, you may seek the help of a Michigan family law attorney.

When Michigan Courts May Grant Grandparent Visitation

Grandparents do not have the same rights as parents, and Michigan courts will not always grant grandparent visitation rights. However, grandparent visitation is possible if:

If one of these situations exists, you will need to prove that your grandchild will suffer mental, physical, or emotional harm if they don’t spend time with you. There is a legal presumption that the parent’s decision to deny visitation does not create a substantial risk of harm to the grandchild’s health. You will need to overcome that presumption.

You must also prove it is in your grandchild’s best interests to spend time with you. The court will consider things such as: 

Don’t Delay Contacting a Michigan Family Law Attorney

Your relationship with your grandchild is worth protecting. Contact our experienced Bloomfield Hills family law attorneys today to learn more about your rights and how we may be able to help you enjoy many more years of a close relationship with your grandchild.

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