Arizona law, specifically A.R.S. §25-409 permits a grandparent to request court-ordered visitation in certain circumstances:

  1. If the parents have been divorced for at least three months, or
  2. If one parent has been missing for at least three months, or
  3. If the child was born out of wedlock

Of course, there are other considerations to take into account as well, specifically, whether the visitation would be in the children's best interests. In determining a child's best interests courts will look a number of relevant factors including:

  1. The historical relationship between the child and grandparent
  2. The motivation of the grandparent seeking visitation
  3. The motivation of the person denying visitation
  4. The quantity of visitation time requested and the impact the visitation will have on the child's customary activities
  5. If one or both of the child's parents are dead, the benefit of maintaining an extended family relationship

The court must also consider if the visitation will be logistically possible and appropriate.

Typically, grandparents may petition for visitation rights in the same action the parents had their marriage dissolved in or by a separate action in the county where the child resides, for the purpose of obtaining a court order for visitation with grandchildren.

Grandparents Visitation rights
Contact Us Today

We take sides…Yours

Phoenix Family, Divorce & Custody Attorneys
Home Areas of Practice Profile Resources Contact
Created by DelaoDesigns.com | Disclaimer / Terms of Use | ©2012 Angela Adams-Enholm & Lyle Salekin


Tolleson

Laveen

Anthem

Goodyear

Buckeye

El Mirage

Sun City



The Law Office of

Angela Adams, PLLC

2432 W. Peoria Ave, Suite 1008

Phoenix, Arizona 85029

Phone: 602-889-6273

Fax: 602-889-6278

We represent clients in:


Phoenix

Tempe

Scottsdale

Mesa

Gilbert

Chandler

Avondale


Peoria

Glendale

Surprise

Arizona

Phoenix Attorney at Law  

Phoenix Divorce  

Phoenix Family Law

Phoenix Child Custody

Bond Service by Sanctuary Bail Bonds  

Phoenix Family Law Attorneys


Share via e-mail