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Paternal Grandparents - No Rights:
By B. Ashanti Davis
In the cases of divorce, consideration for the paternal grandparent[s] and family members is only applied to the degree of the mother’s relationship with them. If she was close with his family, then the child will still be close with his family at their request.
When it comes to children born to parents who are not married, the child is generally closer to the family of the mother because that is where he/she spends most of their time. The mother generally does not encourage bonding with the father’s family; this will only happen if he intervenes for it.
In the case of child support/child custody battles, the paternal grandparent[s] and family member’s relationship with the child could become non-existent.
As the father’s visitation is regulated to 4-6 days a month and a few hours on Wednesday, this means even less time for the rest of his family. As he loses his right to be a father in the life of his child, his family members, [grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc], have even less rights than the father does.
They cannot plan events, holidays, birthdays, or anything else because whatever the mother, or her family deems important overrides the plans of the father and/or his family.
The child is unaware of, or has minimal contact with his/her aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. on the father’s side, and his family is barely allowed to get to know the child and their hands are tied to do anything about it.
If they want to enforce their right to be in their grandchild[ren]’s life, they now have to get an attorney and go to court under a separate case, just as the father has to.
This is just wrong on so may levels…