Missouri Grandparents' Rights
In Missouri, grandparents may seek visitation in the following circumstances:
- In a divorce action to seek a visitation order
- When the grandparents have been denied visitation and the parents are divorced
- When one parent is deceased and the other parent has denied visitation
- When a grandparent has been unreasonably denied visitation for more than 90 days; except if the grandchild's natural parents are legally married and living together with the child.
Visitation orders in Missouri vary on a case by case basis. The courts look at the reason for denying visitation to the grandparents, the relationship between the grandparents and the grandchild and the history of contact between the grandparents and grandchild.
If you are a grandparent we can consult with you in determining what your rights are and what is reasonable in your jurisdiction to expect in terms of grandparent visitation. If you are a natural parent who is defending a grandparent visitation rights case we can consult with you in order to protect your rights with respect to determining how your child is raised and what your rights are with respect to how much visitation should be allowed.
Our experienced family law team can assist you with determining whether you have grounds to file for grandparent visitation and what your rights are if you have been sued by a grandparent seeking visitation.
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Knight & Salladay Law Offices can help you develop the best possible case so that you know you have received the best possible outcome. Call us today for a consultation regarding your grandparent visitation case. To learn how our legal team can help you with your complex issue, please call us today at 573-355-5592 or toll free at 888-458-5631, or you may send us an e-mail.