Paternal grandparents, who sought visitation with grandchild solely based upon assertion that father, who was child’s non‑custodial parent, wanted them to exercise his visitation rights with child, were precluded from obtaining court‑ordered visitation with grandchild, which mother opposed, without application of the grandparent visitation statute; grandparents’ rights to court‑compelled visitation were statutory; overruling, Sicking v. Sicking, 996 P.2d 471 and Hartness v. Hartness, 994 P.2d 1196.
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