Grandparents' Rights

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Question: I want to Petition the court for Grandparent's visitation. The only closely related forms I can find all relate to cases that are already being and have been litigated to some degree or another. The kids' parents were never married and there has been no legal steps taken by either party for formal custody, support, etc. Do I need to just write my own petition and start from square one? As far as I can tell the Superior Court is the proper venue...I would hate to petition the wrong court! Thank you for your help.

Answer: Arizona Revised Statute, section 25-409 allows grandparents to petition the court for visitation rights.  You are correct that you file your petition in the Superior Court of Arizona.  Go to the court's website;  www. Superior Court of Arizona.gov.  Click on the self-help center; then, click on the section for family law.  Scroll down to visitation and you will find a section with forms for grandparents to petition the court for visitation.

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  • I want to Petition the court for Grandparent's visitation. The only closely related forms I can find all relate to cases that are already being and have been litigated to some degree or another. The kids' parents were never married and there has been no legal steps taken by either party for formal custody, support, etc. Do I need to just write my own petition and start from square one? As far as I can tell the Superior Court is the proper venue...I would hate to petition the wrong court! Thank you for your help.

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