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Books on Grandparent Adoption and Visitation in the USD Law Library

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Grandparent Visitation Rights - M. Kristine Taylor
Call Number: LOWER LEVEL - CIRCULATING COLLECTION KF241.D65 T39 2001
ISBN: 1575886502
Publication Date: 2001-01-01

 

Books on Grandparent Rights Available Via Interlibrary Loan

Use WorldCat to identify resources from other libraries that may be helpful and then request the resource via interlibrary loan.

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Grandparents' Rights - Traci Truly
ISBN: 1572485264
Publication Date: 2005-12-01

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Grandparents' Rights - Patricia Perkins Slorah
ISBN: 1410766276
Publication Date: 2003-08-21

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Grandparent Visitation Rights - M. Kristine Taylor
Call Number: LOWER LEVEL - CIRCULATING COLLECTION KF241.D65 T39 2001
ISBN: 1575886502
Publication Date: 2001-01-01

 

50 State Survey

The 50 State Survey on Family Law: Child Custody and Support provides some information on the visitiation rights of grandparents.

 

Dissertation on Rights of Grandparents

Using ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Database to search for works on the rights of grandparents may result in identify of useful resources such as the following paper:  


The Grandparents' Rights Issue: A Sociological Analysis, Wayne State University, 1992
 

Finding Periodicals on the Rights of Grandparents Using the Index to Legal Periodicals

Use the Index to Legal Periodicals to find law review and journal articles on the topic.  For example:

1. Jami L. Crews, When Mommy's A Minor: Balancing the Rights of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren against Minors' Parental Rights, 28 Law & Psychology Review 133 (Spring 2004).


2. Ronald Kauffman, Bleeding Grandparent Visitation Rights, 86 Florida Bar Journal 42 (Sep/Oct2012). Abstract: The article discusses grandparent visitation rights under Florida law as of September 2012, focusing on Florida State Statute Section 61.13002(2) which grants Floridians who are serving in the nation's military with the right to designate timesharing rights to grandparents over the objection of an otherwise fit parent.


3. Tara Nielson and Robin Bucaria, Grandparent Custody Disputes and Visitation Rights: Balancing the Interests of the Child, Parents, and Grandparents. 2009 Utah Law Review 569 [Student Note].


 

Delegation of Decision-Making Authority to a Grandparent Under the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws - Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitiation Act webpage.

 

SECTION 306. GRANT OF CARETAKING OR DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY TO NONPARENT.

(a) On motion of a deploying parent and in accordance with law of this state other than this [act], if it is in the best interest of the child, a court may grant caretaking authority to a nonparent who is an adult family member of the child or an adult with whom the child has a close and substantial relationship.

(b) Unless a grant of caretaking authority to a nonparent under subsection (a) is agreed to by the other parent, the grant is limited to an amount of time not greater than:

(1) the amount of time granted to the deploying parent under a permanent custody order, but the court may add unusual travel time necessary to transport the child; or

(2) in the absence of a permanent custody order that is currently in effect, the amount of time that the deploying parent habitually cared for the child before being notified of deployment, but the court may add unusual travel time necessary to transport the child.

(c) A court may grant part of a deploying parent’s decision-making authority, if the deploying parent is unable to exercise that authority, to a nonparent who is an adult family member of the child or an adult with whom the child has a close and substantial relationship. If a court grants the authority to a nonparent, the court shall specify the decision-making powers granted, including decisions regarding the child’s education, religious training, health care, extracurricular activities, and travel.
 

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