Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Grandparent Custodial Rights

    Interesting read regarding grandparent rights.  The Court of Appeals upheld a Dependency Court order granting a grandmother visitation rights.  It’s a case right here in Los Angeles County involving DCFS. 


Grandparent rights come up relatively regularly, but I don't believe that this case will necessarily significantly broaden the law that currently exist.  In the absence of DCFS involvement or a Dependency Court case (such as in this case), or the consent of the parents, grandparents typically have limited, if any custodial rights to their grandchildren.

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