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Question: My son past away, I've cared for my grandaughter who is 18months for the past 8 mths. The living parent does not want to allow me time with my grandaughter, do I have rights?
Generally, grandparents do have the right to formally petition for visitation. Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. § 25-409 lists a variety of reasons the court may use to allow grandparents visitation rights. You may also want to read A.R.S. § 25-415, which pertains to custody for other conditions listed about grandparents’ rights for visitation.
If you plan on petitioning for either visitation or custody, you may want to speak with an attorney to get legal advice on your specific situation. You may want to see the article on this site titled, "Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice" which gives some numbers of places that may be able to assist you.
My son past away, I've cared for my grandaughter who is 18months for the past 8 mths. The living parent does not want to allow me time with my grandaughter, do I have rights?
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