Category Archives: grandparent visitation

Grandparent Visitation Rights

What are your visitation rights as a grandparent in Wisconsin? Certain criteria must be present in order for visitation rights to be granted. Such criteria includes the determination that the grandparent would not interfere with decisions pertaining to the child’s physical, emotional, educational or spiritual wellbeing. Another factor that must be present is proof that […]

Wisconsin Grandparent visitation

Wisconsin grandparent visitation is an option for grandparents who have developed close relationships with their grandchildren. Divorcing parents sometimes try to prevent grandparents from seeing or spending time with grandchildren. This can be frustrating to grandparents who want to remain an important part of their grandchildren’s lives. Wisconsin grandparents visitation is a complex issue. However, recent changes […]

Wisconsin grandparent visitation

The standard for Wisconsin grandparent visitation has recently been clarified in the case of Paternity of E.M.B. (available at http://www.wisbar.org/res/capp/2011/2009ap000488.htm).  The Court of Appeals ruled that grandparents must overcome the parent’s Constitutional right to care for a child.  The child’s parent is presumed competent to know what is best for her child.  The parent’s decision whether to allow contact between the child and […]

What are my Wisconsin grandparent visitation rights?

Wisconsin grandparent visitation rights are available in some circumstances.  The grandparents must show that that had, or were denied, a relationship with their  grandchild.  Parents have a strong right to parent their children as they wish. Therefore, the grandparents must demonstrate that maintaining the relationship with the grandchild is sufficiently important to outweigh the parents’ rights.  […]

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