Grandparents' Rights

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Question: I have been raising my grandsons for almost seven years and two weeks ago their mom took them out of my home and I'm now having very limited time to see them. I am lucky to get to see them one day a week She's not been there for financial assistance or anything else I have supported both boys since the older one turned six months old. He is seven and my other grandson is five. Do I have any rights to either joint custody or visiting rights at all?

Answer: Third party rights for grandparents can be found under ARS 25-409.  There are certain items that must be in place before you can file for grandparents rights.  To read ARS 25-409, go to:  http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/25/00409.htm.  You may want to speak with an attorney regarding your rights for visitation.

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  • I have been raising my grandsons for almost seven years and two weeks ago their mom took them out of my home and I'm now having very limited time to see them. I am lucky to get to see them one day a week She's not been there for financial assistance or anything else I have supported both boys since the older one turned six months old. He is seven and my other grandson is five. Do I have any rights to either joint custody or visiting rights at all?

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