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A.C.A. 9-13-103 contains the law in Arkansas on the issue of a grandparent’s rights to visitation with a grandchild. It is set out in its entirety below. Also, there is a link to a September 9, 2009 case decided by the Arkansas Court of Appeals that provides a good discussion of the statute.
Note: Laws constantly change. You should consult an attorney for up to date information about changes in the law and how certain statutes have been interpreted by the courts.
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AR: Grandparent Rights Depend on Parental Rights
Family court can be hard on grandparents these days. But so can juvenile dependency court. When a parent’s parental rights are terminated, a grandparent’s derivative grandparental rights are terminated too in many cases...
Do Grandparents have visitation rights following a Mississippi divorce
Mississippi Grandparents' Visitation Rights do exists. As a Mississippi divorce attorney, I receive many questions about child custody. A recent e-mail asked about visitation rights for grandparents in Mississippi...
Family Law: Grandparent rights in involuntary termination -- P. (L.J.) v. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES (COA 11/26/2008)
P. (L.J.) v. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES FAMILY LAW: Grandparent rights in termination action 2007-CA-001783 PUBLISHED: REVERSING AND REMANDING PANEL: CAPERTON PRESIDING; LAMBERT, THOMPSON CONCUR KENTON COUNTY DATE RENDERED: 11/26/2008 Paternal grandparents appealed trial court order denying their motion to intervene and request for custody of their grandchild in an involuntary termination of parental rights action...
Grandparent scam targets Washington elderly again
If your grandchild called seeking help, would you send money? The Washington Attorney General?s Office is warning Washington residents about the ?grandparent scam,? where cons posing as relatives try to convince elderly victims to wire cash to help pay for emergency car repairs, medical bills ? or even post bail.
Yablon-Zug on Grandparent Deportation
Marcia Anne Yablon-Zug (University of South Carolina School of Law) has posted Deporting Grandma: Why Grandparent Deportation May Be the Next Big Immigration Crisis and How to Solve it on SSRN...
Indiana Case: Another New Grandparent Visitation Case
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The Indiana Court of Appeals handed down In Re: The visitation of C.R.P.; B.M. v. J.J.P., on July 20. At issue was the grandparent's standing to bring the grandparent visitation case...