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Can grandparents in Arkansas seek visitation?

The bond between a child and his or her grandparents is of great importance. Grandparents in Arkansas can bring love and wisdom into a child's life. Moreover, children benefit from having a healthy relationship with their grandparents. Unfortunately, sometimes during a difficult divorce, one parent may keep his or her ex's parents from seeing their grandchild. What are the grandparents' rights in such situations? Can they seek visitation or child custody?

In Arkansas, when it comes to child custody, the court will not favor either parent based on that parent's gender, but instead will grant custody in a manner that is in the best interests of the child. There are some circumstances in which grandparents may seek visitation rights in Arkansas after the child's parents divorce.

One condition that must be satisfied for the grandparents to seek visitation with their grandchild is whether the child lived with the grandparent. In addition, the parents must be divorced. Also, grandparents may seek visitation with their grandchild if someone who is not the child's parents have custody of the child. If a child is adopted, the grandparents cannot seek visitation rights.

When a child spends time with a loving grandparent, memories are made that will last a lifetime. It is important that grandparents who want to have access to their grandchild after the child's parents divorce exercise their rights. Since this post cannot guarantee any particular outcome when it comes to grandparent visitation, it may be beneficial to consult with an attorney who can explain how the law applies to the facts of a particular situation.

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