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Mississippi Family Law Attorneys

GRANDPARENT VISITATION

The court may award reasonable visitation rights to grandparents, including grandparents by adoption, provided the court finds:

1. That the grandparent of the child had established a viable relationship with the child; and

2. The parent or custodian of the child unreasonably denied the grandparent visitation rights with the child; and

3. That visitation rights of the grandparent with the child would be in the best interests of the child.

A "viable relationship" means a relationship in which the grandparents or either of them have voluntarily and in good faith supported the child financially in whole or in part for a period of not less than 6 months before filing any their petition for visitation rights or the grandparents have had frequent visitation including occasional overnight visitation with the child for a period of not less than 1 year.

Grandparent visitation rights do not apply to the natural grandparents of any child who has been adopted unless one of the legal parents of the child is also a natural parent of the child or one of the legal parents of the child was related to the child by blood or marriage prior to the adoption.

Mississippi Family Law Attorneys serving all of Central Mississippi including Madison, Rankin, Hinds, Yazoo, Holmes, and Leake Counties in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, property division, alimony, annulment, paternity, grandparent visitation, adoption, guardianships, conservatorships, estate probate, and appeals.


John Robert White, P.A., 1052 Highland Colony Parkway, 100 Concourse Building, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157 Toll Free (866) 605-9811 Tel: (601) 605-9811 Fax: (601) 605-9836

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