Grandparents' Rights

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Question: There is a court order in place for my ex-husband's parents to have monthly visitation with our children. My ex-husband is in prison and the grandparents (his parents) have not exercised their visitation for over 1 year. I show up with the kids every month at the court ordered meeting place and they never show. Do I have to keep going? Do I have to file and pay to officially cancel this visitation or by them not showing up for over a year does this cancel it? If so, what do I file?

Answer:

A request can be made to the Superior Court where the visitation or parenting time agreed was issued. Refer to the Superior Court of your county for any questions, changes and filing fees associated with making changes to visitation or parenting time. . A comprehensive article is available at the AzLawHelp.org website, with particular discussion of visitation or parenting time. Please be aware that visitation and parenting times are used interchangeably. 

For more information, you may want to take a moment to read the Visitation Article.

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