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Question: My new grandson doesn't have my last name. He has my wife's last name and my son's wife's last name as hyphenated. Am i still considered a legal grandparent?
Answer: In Arizona, last name is not a determinative factor as to the legal rights of parents or grandparents. However, biological parents generally have superior rights (even over grandparents) to make major life decisions of a children and direct their upbringing. You may want to look at the questions and answers already posted in the Grandparent's Rights section of this website. Family law matters can be very complicated. Should you decide that you want to speak with an attorney regarding you specific situation, please visit our website for more information.
My new grandson doesn't have my last name. He has my wife's last name and my son's wife's last name as hyphenated. Am i still considered a legal grandparent?
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