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grandparents' rights Archives

Guidelines and restrictions on grandparents' visitation

Getting grandparents' rights instated can be very difficult, but it is possible. One thing to be aware of is that the courts set the guidelines for what is a fair and reasonable visitation schedule. In the state of Georgia, the visitation schedule must include at least 24 hours a month minimum if grandparent visitation is awarded. This may be divided into a weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule depending on the best interests of the child and the schedules for both parties.

Grandparents raising grandchildren face unique challenges

Being a parent can be one of the most demanding and high-pressure jobs a person can have. But once a child grows up and starts a family of his or her own, the child becomes the parent and the parent becomes the grandparent, which can be very different from being a parent

Grandparents can face penalties for violating custody plans

When parents are unmarried or no longer raising a child together, it can become necessary to establish a custody plan. Child custody and visitation plans are put into place to protect the well-being of the kids involved and as well as the rights of a child's parents or guardians. 

Grandma and Grandpa: know your rights when it comes to custody

Becoming a grandparent can be an enormously joyful time in anyone's life. Many grandparents love to dote on their grandchildren and spoil them with affection. However, for some grandparents, taking care of their grandkids means much more than giving them treats or spending time with them on the weekends.

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Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C.
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