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Grandparent Visitation Rights

Posted by admin on April 27th, 2006

Grandparents have a lot to worry about these days when it comes to divorce and seeing the grandchildren. Sometimes your daughter or son’s spouse moves far away with your grandchildren, other times it’s the other way around. It can be very confusing and upsetting for you. Grandparents have right just as parents do. It is important you know what to do when it comes time you want to see your grandchildren!

You should start off by writing letters to your grandchildren and calling them. Let them know that you are thinking of them and want to see them .Don’t make them feel like they’re in trouble if they don’t see you or manipulate them,  But don’t push to hard because you don’t want your former son or daughter in law to become annoyed. Talk to your son or daughter and tell them you want to see your grandchildren. You can even call up the former in law and tell them you would like to see the children. They should be understanding and allow you to see them. But sometimes that’s not the case.

If there are legal battles raging, let them rage and stay out of it unless you are asked to support your son or daughter. Legal battles are difficult enough and you don’t want to cause anymore conflict then there is. Do not pursue your own legal conflict until theirs is resolved. Be sure to let everyone one know that you do want to see your grandchildren more often.

If you still do not have the chances to see the children then it is OK to pursue a legal matter. Just be sure you know what you want to and how you will get it.

This is a very hard time for the children. They do not understand what is happening and why it is happening. Be sure not to involve them with any arguments or other dilemmas. When you do get the chance to see your grandchildren, do not talk down the other parent because that’s what the other parent expects you to do. You don’t want to ruin the time you have with these children. It is important you have fun with them and do nice things with them. Show them that even grandma and grandpa can have a real fun time. Your grandchildren will be with you forever and they love you as much as their parents.

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