Do Grandparents Have Child Custody Rights?

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Families come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Most often parents are involved in a child’s life, but that’s not always the case. In some situations, grandparents wind up raising another generation of kids. They may be the only parents a child ever knows. Often this results from a parent battling mental health or substance abuse problems and leaving a child in the care of a grandparent for an extended amount of time. But what …

Grandparents’ Rights in Oregon —Third Party Custody

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The definition of family in the United States has evolved greatly and a one-size-fits-all characterization doesn’t exist. With the changing composition of American families, it is common for extended relatives and grandparents to step in and parent when the biological parent is absent or unable to fill the parenting role. Stepping up to raise a child can be rewarding, but can also carry uncertainty—depending on the circumstances. For grandparents, or relatives looking to have greater …

Grandparents visitation in Oregon

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Understanding third party custody The Texas Grandparent Access Law was enacted almost 20 years ago to protect the relationship between children and their grandparents. The purpose of the law is to give grandparents options for maintaining contact after divorce, death or other circumstances that may befall the parent. Recently the Grandparent Access Law has come under scrutiny. Local NBC station, KCBD.com,in Lubbock, TX, is reporting “recent allegations claim the law has been turned upside down …