Grandparents' Rights

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Grandparents’ Rights– Visitation

Arizona Revised Statutes 25-409 C-H talks about grandparents visitation rights – where a court has granted the grandparents the right to visitation time with their minor grandchildren.


Grandparents’ Rights or Third Party Rights – Legal Decision-Making

Arizona Revised Statutes 25-409 talk about third party custody rights regarding minors – where someone other than the legal parent may petition the superior court for the legal decision making authority or the placement of a child.


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Question: Hello my nephews and nieces are in dcs custody they won’t transfer the case over to California for the grandmother they are saying it can take up to 6 months is there a way she can file for temporary custody to get them out of dcs care in Arizona and placed with the paternal grandmother in California ?
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Question: So, for the first year of my son's life, I lived with my mother while raising my son.Now he's 2 and he has only lived with me... and the father is not on the birth certificate.The fathers parents see my son when I can bring him... I only have Sunday and Monday off and my son has had a consistent routine with days at daycare, coming home to eat etc... Apparently I voiced my concern that I would like to go to church with my son for his firsttime with them and the grandparent stated he would go file for rights to have whatever time he wanted with my son including over weekends...Is that true?
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Question: Our duaughter will not let us see our 2 yr old granddaughter. This may sound petty, and it is. It stems from a year ago, when we told her and her husband that they had to move out of our house. They had been living with us For over a year, with no plans to move forward any time soon. They were taking advantage, and their pets and they were destroying our house. They had a new baby, and we took care of her while they worked, and we worked also.. The time came that we had to tell them to go, after our daughter became verbally abusive to me one day. Are their rights for us at all?
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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.
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Question: My daughter and her son have lived with me and my husband since my grandson was born. the father of the baby left when he was 3 months old and moved back to his home state of KY. He did sign the birth certificate and my daughter is going for child support through the state, but the father does not call, visit or show any interest in my grandson. My question is, what would happen if my daughter became ill or passed away- by law does my grandson have to move to KY to live with a biological father he has never known or is there something I can do now for reassurance this baby won't be taken.
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