Does a divorced step-grandparent have any rights to visitation with their step-grandchildren?

By Mary Ann Burmester
February 06, 2017
Does a divorced step-grandparent have any rights to visitation with their step-grandchildren?

Most likely not. I don’t believe that it has been litigated or a judge has made a decision, but we normally look at a step-grandparent who is married to the biological grandparent of the child, and they as a couple get visits with the grandchild. But I haven’t seen a situation in which a step-grandparent was seeking visitation with step-grandchildren after the step-grandparent was no longer married to the biological grandparent.


Mary Ann Burmester is a family lawyer practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has more than 25 years of experience in family law. To learn more about Mary and her firm, NM Divorce & Custody Law LLC, visit www.nmdivorcecustody.com.

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February 06, 2017
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