Grandparent visitation rights are well-established in Minnesota, both by statute and and case law. In fact, a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision made it easier for grandparents to obtain visitation rights. When deciding grandparent visitation cases, the court will basically consider the following two factors:
(1) the prior relationship between the grandparent and grandchild; and
(2) the impact of grandparent visitation on the parent-child relationship.
In all instances, the best interests of the child is the court's foremost consideration. If you are a grandparent and want to establish, maintain, or renew a meaningful relationship with your grandchild or grandchildren, please contact our office to discuss ways that we could help.
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John P. Guzik - Divorce & Family Law Attorney