Grandparent Rights

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.