In re Visitation of C.S.N., the Indiana Court of Appeals decided paternal grandparents were not entitled to visitation where a mother was a fit parent.
By Laura W. Morgan, Family Law Consultant
Paternal grandparents were not entitled to grant of petition seeking visitation with child, where mother was a fit parent presumed to act in child’s best interests, mother’s decision to stop visitation was based on a rational concern, grandparents had not been denied a relationship with child but were, rather, seeking overnight visitation against mother’s wishes, and mother acknowledged that child should continue to have a relationship with grandparents.
Laura W. Morgan is the owner and operator at Family Law Consulting in Charlottesville, Virginia.Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website. www.famlawconsult.com