Grandparents Rights / Visitation Lawyers In Lake County, Indiana
Northwest Indiana Grandparents Rights / Visitation Attorneys
Grandparents have visitation rights with their Grandchildren. Thus they can intervene in a Divorce case or a Paternity case and have the court establish visitation for them as long as the Court finds that it is in the best interests of the child.
The Indiana Statutes dealing with Grandparent Visitation are:
IC 31-17-5-1 Right to seek visitation
Sec. 1. (a) A child’s grandparent may seek visitation rights if:
(1) the child’s parent is deceased;
(2) the marriage of the child’s parents has been dissolved in Indiana; or
(3) subject to subsection (b), the child was born out of wedlock.
(b) A court may not grant visitation rights to a paternal grandparent of a child who is born out of wedlock under subsection (a)(3) if the child’s father has not established paternity in relation to the child.
IC 31-17-5-9 Adoption; effect on visitation rights
Sec. 9. Visitation rights provided for in section 1 or 10 of this chapter survive the adoption of the child by any of the following: (1) A stepparent.
(2) A person who is biologically related to the child as:
(A) a grandparent;
(B) a sibling;
(C) an aunt;
(D) an uncle;
(E) a niece; or
(F) a nephew.