Grandparents' Rights

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Question: My husband and I basically raised Our grandson for The first 3 1/2 years of his life. Then our son took our Grandson and moved out with a girlfriend. For the next two years we Would have him for 7 to 10 days at a time Then would go back with his father for a few days Then back to us. He started kindergarten about three months ago, So we got him on the weekends And would talk to him on the phone a couple times during the week .Our son and girlfriend got upset with us over something we said We have not seen our talk to him in a month and a half . Do I have any kind of legal visitation rights ?

Answer: AZLawHelp Question 21809
A divorce decree most time will make a custody determination, which may include visitation and parenting time. This decree may include grandparents. There is a particular section “Can a person other than the parent have parenting time,” that can prove to be useful.
(http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=11&articleid=68)
There is an Arizona statute regarding the particular situation described.
(http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00409.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS)
Refer to the link below regarding grandparents’ rights.
http://www.azlawhelp.org/viewresults.cfm?mc=1&sc=61

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  • My husband and I basically raised Our grandson for The first 3 1/2 years of his life. Then our son took our Grandson and moved out with a girlfriend. For the next two years we Would have him for 7 to 10 days at a time Then would go back with his father for a few days Then back to us. He started kindergarten about three months ago, So we got him on the weekends And would talk to him on the phone a couple times during the week .Our son and girlfriend got upset with us over something we said We have not seen our talk to him in a month and a half . Do I have any kind of legal visitation rights ?

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