Grandparent Visitation Rights in Ohio

If you have children who are going through a divorce, do you have visitation rights to see your grandchildren? Under most circumstances, yes you do under Ohio divorce law.

In 1990, the Ohio legislature passed laws which guarantee grandparents certain visitation rights in the case of a divorce, or in cases where the parents never married.

In general, a divorce court may order anything that is in the best interests of the child, including grandparent’s visitation.
Specifically, there are several laws which affect grandparent visitation. These laws:

1. Provide a method for grandparents of divorced or deceased parents to get visitation orders so that they can maintain relationships with their grandchildren.

2. Grandparents may also obtain court-ordered visitation with an illegitimate child.

3. In addition, grandparents may intervene in the parents’ divorce case at any time, even after the divorce has been granted, and ask the court to award them their own visitation schedule with their grandchildren.

4. Grandparents may also file a complaint for companionship in juvenile court in cases where the grandchild is illegitimate or where their own child is deceased and they are having trouble visiting his or her offspring.

For more information, and to set up a free consultation, please visit or call 1-800-297-9191 and speak with an experienced family law attorney at Slater & Zurz LLP.

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