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It is the burden of the grandparents to prove that they have a significant and viable relationship with the child and that continuing the relationship is in the child’s best interest.If a grandparent is the primary provider of care to their grandchild or if a grandparent has lived with their grandchild for a period of six months without a parent, this could be considered a qualifying relationship to sue for visitation.

Adoption cuts off the visitation rights of grandparents unless the adoption decree provides for visitation between the child and the natural relatives.

Arizona is one of the states that exempts intact families from grandparent visitation suits.

The provisions of these statutes are included below.

However, if a state supreme court or the United States Supreme Court has determined that the visitation statute is unconstitutional, the provisions are not included below.

The court must also balance visitation with the parents' rights.

If both parents agree that the court should not grant visitation to the grandchild, the court will presume that visitation is not in the child's best interests.Adoption cuts off all visitation rights of the natural grandparents.Grandparents cannot file for visitation rights in California if the grandchildren are living in an intact family unless specific conditions are met: the parents are living separately, a parent’s whereabouts are unknown for a month or more, the child has been adopted by a stepparent or the child does not live with either parent.We are providing this guide to grandparent rights in all 50 states.Should you need specific legal advice on your own grandparent rights, consult a lawyer in your home state who specializes in family law and who may know of any recent changes in your state's laws.If the grandparents has “regular and frequent” contact with a child for at least 12 months and has a “strong and meaningful” relationship with their grandchild, they can also sue for visitation.

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