Grandparent Rights

Do you know what Montana law says about Grandparent Rights?

Most grandparents have contact with grandchildren through the child’s parent. Parents can choose to limit or cut off contact between grandparents and grandchildren. There are two ways for a grandparent to ask a court to allow contact with a grandchild. You can learn about them in our new article Grandparents and Grandchildren (FAQ).

Please note that whether you want to visit your grandchild or have that grandchild live with you, you must file court paperwork. A grandparent’s right to see their grandchild depends on many different circumstances, so it would be a good idea to talk to an attorney if you want to ask a court to allow contact with your grandchild.

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