This article discusses varying legislation enacted by all fifty states that allow grandparents to petition for visitation with their grandchildren. While some states allow a grandparent to petition for visitation at any time, the majority of states require a disruption of an intact nuclear family before a grandparent may petition for visitation. The article identifies practice tips and discusses conditions or restrictions a court may impose on the visitation.
Braun, Julie A.
"Petitioning for Grandparent Visitation, State by State,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
3, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol1/iss3/5