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Fighting grandparents’ rights in the courts can be costly, especially for children

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 9:07 AM | By Reesa Heft

Being a grandparent should be a wonderful time, bringing all the joy that comes from being with children without the responsibility. But not all grandparents have an opportunity to enjoy their grandchildren, and many grandchildren do not have the benefit of a grandparent’s influence in their lives.

The reasons that grandparents can be excluded from a grandchild’s life are as numerous as there are families. A breakdown of a relationship between a custodial parent and a grandparent can be precipitated by the death of a spouse,...