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How do I lobby for a law to allow grandparents the right to visit

It is time that this country had grandparents’ rights. Limited, yes! But definitely rights with the welfare of the grandchild in mind. How many situations could have been prevented if the extended family would have been recognized as an advocate of the child? How do I lobby for a law to allow grandparents the right to visit and be a watch dog for unnatural situations?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:05 AM on Aug. 24, 2009 in About CafeMom

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  • you doo have restricted rights

    But not visitation rights, those are for parents only

    If your grandchild is a ward of the court, meaning foster care or group home, you have the right to be the temporary guardian until whatever mess they got put in is figured out. But thats where I live, I dont know about other places.

    Answer by Dom123123 at 1:12 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • It depends on the state.
    In California grandparents dont have visitation rights. Those are for parents AND siblings only.
    But i have heard that Oregon has more grandparents rights.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:19 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • You lobby by gong to your lawmaker. t'll be at the state level; family court laws vary state by state and the feds won't touch it. So find out who your reps are in your state legislature.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:26 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • As a person in this country you already have the right to report any wrongdoing at all. Simply being a grandparent does not at all mean that person is a better caregiver than parent. Making a law is not going to hold all grandparents demands in place and enforced. Look at Megans Laws -how many times has that and similar laws through out the country been beaten down again and again.

    Instead of wasting time to enact a law that takes centuries past your lifetime to bring about, try a legal mediation firm between you and the parents.

    It's highly recommended for divorcing couples to bring guidance to be more tolerating and respectful of one another instead of being accusatory and immature with each other.

    Many many such companies with legal advice behind them work in family law not only divorce law. Same with individual lawyers and law firms - many work in family law inclusive of rights of all family members.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

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