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What will courts consider before awarding grandparent visitation?

Previous posts on this blog have discussed how, unfortunately, it can be difficult for grandparents to get court-ordered visitation in Arizona, even though Phoenix is known for a having a significant number of retirees, many of whom are grandparents and probably want to have a relationship with their child.

Lots of Arizona children live with their grandparents

Even several years ago, many children in Arizona and across the country wound up living with their grandparents for a number of reasons. While some of these children were placed with their grandparents as part of the state's child welfare system, many others lived with grandparents without the state's intervention, either with or without their parents also being in the home.

Rules that apply when parents need to move

One of the hardest things to deal with when parents are not living in the same home as their children is the possibility that either they will have to move or the child's other parent will say that they need to move. While there are often good or at lease credible reasons for moving, moves still can significant disrupt or even effectively cut off a parent's ability to have a relationship with his or her child by, as a practical matter, cutting off the parent's visitation rights.