Grandparent Visitation in Utah
While in the Utah State Senate, Terry R. Spencer, drafted and ensured passage of Utah Grandparent Visitation Statute. This statute, Utah Code Ann. §30-5-2 which has withstood a constitutional challenge, allows Grandparents to have access to their grandchildren, independent the wishes of the parent or parents or their grandchildren.
When Can The Grandparent Statute by Used?
1. When a Parent has Died: If the parent of you grandchild has died, the Grandparent Visitation Statute will allow you to continue the relationship you have built with your grandchildren, by allowing monthly visitation with them. In some cases. Courts have awarded Grandparent Visitation every other weekend. It is important in cases such as these to bring to an attorney, all the documentation including pictures showing the extent of your relationship, so an appropriate visitation can be awarded by the Court.
2. When The Parent Refuses Visitation: Although not as clear cut as the cases when a parent has died, Grandparents are still entitled to visitation, even over the strong objection of a parent, if the Court finds that such visits are in the best interest of your children or grandchildren.
Every situation is unique, so please call.