There are several factors that can affect a court’s decision when it comes to the child’s custody, and consulting with a trusted Gallatin family lawyer is the best way to gain a deeper understanding of the situation’s legalities. According to an article by Grandparents.com, “Courts in every jurisdiction must consider the ’best interests of the child’ when granting custody or visitation rights to a grandparent. In some states, the relevant statute provides a list of factors the court should considered when determining a child’s best interests.”
Tennessee Code Title 36 has numerous provisions on visitation rights for grandparents, particularly when the biological/adopting parents have resorted to forced removal of the child from the grandparents’ home after living there for at least a year. Such provisions also come into play when either parent is deceased or has been missing for at least six months, and if the child was found to have been harmed.
The Utah bill shares certain similarities with current Tennessee family law in that existing Utah and Tennessee laws allow parents to set grandparents’ visitation rights. A court can also rule if denying grandparents visitation rights will not be in the child’s best interest. Meanwhile, a knowledgeable Gallatin family attorney will continue to fight for grandparents’ visitation rights and help make it possible for adopted grandchildren to continue to benefit from the positive influence of their biological grandparents.