Grandparents Rights

The United States Supreme Court addressed grandparent rights in Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57, 120 S.Ct. 2054, 147 L.Ed. 2d 49 (2000). Missourians use Section 452.402 RSMo. The statute allows a court to order grandparent time under certain conditions where doing so is in the child’s best interest. Dan Pingelton has represented both grandparents obtaining time, as well as parents opposing a schedule for various reasons. Most of these cases are resolved with a good dose of common sense and polite conversation with everyone. An 8x10 picture of the child / grandchild in the middle of the conference room table can work wonders.

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