Practice Areas: Grandparents Rights
Divorce is hard on the whole family, including grandparents. In acrimonious divorces, especially, there can be concerns about whether grandparents will still be able to maintain a close relationship with their grandchildren.
In resolving visitation issues, the court first and foremost considers the best interests of the child. In Wisconsin, grandparents may be guaranteed visitation if the grandparent has maintained a close relationship with the child, similar to the parent-child relationship. This law is designed to protect relationships that are important to the child’s well-being.
Most of the time, issues concerning grandparents’ rights can be resolved without a court trial.
Related terms: Grandparent's visitation and custody rights.