Family court can be hard on grandparents these days.
But so can juvenile dependency court.
When a parent’s parental rights are terminated, a grandparent’s derivative grandparental rights are terminated too in many cases.
Sometimes even if the grandparents once had temporary custody of the grandchildren.
Arkansas grandparents hoping for some visitation with their grandchildren recently met with state lawmakers about their rights and desires.
State workers advised the grandparents how to file for visitation.