What visitation rights do Kentucky grandparents have?

If you are a grandparent in Kentucky and animosity exists between your grandchild’s parents, you may not be able to visit with your grandchild as much as you may like, or at all. If you would like more visitation with your grandchild, often the easiest method is to simply make your request known to the child’s parents. You may be able to pursue grandparent visitation through the court system, however, if you cannot agree to it through other means, if the court believes visitation with you is in the best interest of the child.

In making this determination, the court may consider several factors. Your existing relationship with your grandchild’s parents is among them, and the court will also likely consider whether you have had visits with the child in the past as a method of assessing the strength of the relationship. Even if you have not had visitation with your grandchild up until this point, you may still get future visitation if there is evidence that you have attempted to initiate meaningful contact with your grandchild previously.

If you decide to pursue visitation via the court, the steps you must take to do so depend on whether your grandchild’s parents are divorced. If so, you must file paperwork in the same Kentucky county where the divorce took place. If, however, your grandchild’s parents are not divorced, you must pursue visitation through the county in which your grandchild currently resides.

This information about grandparent rights in Kentucky seeks to inform you, but it should not be a replacement for legal advice. 

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