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  • Do Michigan grandparents have rights?

    The answer is now: 'Yes, in certain circumstances.' The U.S. Supreme Court's 'Problem' with 'Grandparent Visitation' Rights In Troxel v Granville, 530 US 57, 65; 120 S Ct 2054, 2060 (2000), the Supreme Court struck down a Washington grandparent visitation statute because it unconstitutionally infringed on parents' fundamental constitutional rights. According to the Supreme Court, "the interest of parents in the care, custody and control of their children--is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental...

  • What Kind of Grandparenting Time May the Court Allow?

    If the court finds that the grandparent has overcome the presumption in favor of a fit parent, the court next looks to the following factors in deciding how much grandparenting time should be allowed: a. The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the grandparent and the child. b.