Originally Posted by sam11708
thanks for the reply. I feel like there should be rights 4 grandparens that want to be a big part of their grandchildrens life.
Well, If we use that logic, then Aunts and Uncles and Cousins and on and on should have rights to.
Grandparents are NOT direct relatives, they have NO part of the creation of that Child. They are not involved in the conception, birth or legally liable for anything.
Do grandparents have to pay grand child support? are they responsible for any crimes the child commits as a minor?
I am sorry, but the fact is that they simply do not have any legal rights OR responsibilities in this issue!
I am sorry if you are upset or dont get to see your grandkids, thats an unfortunate side effect of broken relationships. BUT I will say this. My inlaws are "Good People" in the eyes of most people... family, neighbors, church--- BUT we dont let them see our children much because they are simply NOT good people in our eyes. And WE are the ones in charge of raising our kids.