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Austin Knightly-Doped up by Nashua, NH DCYF

Austin Knightly-Doped up by Nashua, NH DCYF
This is what DCYF/CPS does to our Children

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Do Grandparents Have the Rights They Should?

Grandparents Rights and Grandparent Visitation Rights

The experts report on the state of grandparent rights in the U.S. today
by John Bringardner

Richard Kent, a family lawyer at Fairfield, Conn.-based Meyers Breiner & Kent, frequently goes to courtroom battle for grandparents seeking visitation with, or custody of, grandchildren.

"The state of grandparents' rights is terrible," says Kent. Under the current laws, if a couple's adult daughter dies, he says, those grandparents could be denied visitation with their grandchild by the child's father.

Even if they had what most people would consider a classic grandparent-grandchild relationship and, let's say, saw their grandchild every Sunday afternoon. But in the eyes of Connecticut law, says Kent, unless grandparents have functioned as de facto parents — meaning they lived with their grandchildren or took care of them while the parents were at work — they are treated no differently than strangers.



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