You love your grandchildren and have spent a lot of quality time with them. You may have even cared for them while the parents worked, or when one or both parents had physical or personal problems they needed to deal with. This is not uncommon, as two earner households and the high cost of daycare often puts grandparents in the role of caretaker.
Interaction with grandparents is an important aspect of a child's life. Unfortunately, regular visits with grandparents can be uprooted when a couple goes through a divorce. Yet, what happens if a child wants to continue a close relationship with a grandparent during and after a divorce? What if the maternal or paternal grandparents want to assert visitation rights with the child? These issues are covered in the area of law known as grandparents rights.
Did you know that grandparents in Utah can be granted visitation rights? It's true. When there's a divorce, or sometimes in the event of a death, grandparents may feel that their grandchildren are being kept from them unjustly.
Grandparents’ rights are an important issue in Utah today. If you are a grandparent, you may feel a special love for your son or daughter’s child. You may care for a grandchild while their parents work. Grandparents often say that grand-parenting is more rewarding in many ways than parenting their own child.