This article presents an in-depth exploration of the view that family ties and relationships should play an important role in determining grandparent-grandchild visitation rights, based on the important role of the extended family throughout recorded history. Atkinson postulates that post-Troxel visitation decisions should include increased consideration of the value to the child of grandparent visitation.
Atkinson, Jane E.
"Grandparents' Visitation Rights: A Survey Of Reciprocal Kinship-Ties Based In Historical Common Law And Legislative Policies,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol6/iss1/3