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Family Law - Custody and access - Considerations - Best interests of child - Access - Contest between parents and non-parents – Rights of non-parents - Grandparents

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the mother from an order awarding access to the child’s paternal grandparents. In 2015, the child’s father passed away from cancer. Prior to his passing, the paternal grandparents visited the child regularly. The parties disagreed over the frequency of the visits. Following the father’s passing, the mother and the child moved in with her parents. The paternal grandparents did not visit the child for several months due to strained relations with the mother. The mother maintained that she had not denied access, but merely...