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Do you qualify for Court Ordered Grandparenting time in Michigan? Grandparenting rights in Michigan are limited to very specific circumstances. Most grandparents will not qualify and the Courts generally agree that a parent of a grandchild can determine whether contact with a grandparent is in that child's best interests.
You may qualify if:
An action for divorce, separate maintenance or annulment involving the child’s parents is pending before the court;
The child’s parents are divorced, separated under a judgment of separate maintenance or have had their marriage annulled;
The child’s parent who is a child of the grandparents is deceased;
The child’s parents have never been married, they are not residing in the same household and paternity has been established;
Legal custody of the child has been given to a person other than the child’s parent or the child is placed outside of and does not reside in the home of a parent; or
In the year preceding the commencement of the action for grandparenting time, the grandparent provided an established custodial environment for the child, whether the grandparent had custody under a court order or not.
Talk to an attorney today to see if you qualify to have grandparenting time ordered by the Court. 269-381-4471