Can grandparents request visitation rights?

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    Can grandparents request visitation rights?

    Do we as aunt and grand parents have rights to reguest visitation with our nice and granddaughter


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    what state are you located in? There are specific laws regarding grandparent visitation rights in various states. Regarding aunts, the laws would closely resemble the laws regarding grandparents, but generally there aren't laws specific to aunts.

    What state are you in so we can help you determine the visitation rights of your situation? Naturally, getting a family lawyer local to your state is always going to be the most surefire way of knowing your rights, and we'll help you as best we can here so you know whether you want to go ahead with finding a family lawyer.
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    You can view grandparent visitation rights according to state here on legalhelp.org. The general rule is that if one of a handful of requirements is not met, visitation rights are not something the courts always grants. But you can always request them. A good family lawyer would be able to help you determine this.

    For example, if the parents are divorced, OR, one of the parents is missing, OR, the child was born out of wedlock, OR, the child is currently living with someone other than the actual natural parents or adopted parents, then you could seek to get visitation rights as a grandparent.
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