MI: No Grandparent Visitation Where Both Parents Oppose

Michigan couple divorces.

Mother’s parents maintain relationship with grandchildren for several years.

Mother relationship with her parents breaks down.

Mother denies grandparents access to grandchildren.

Children’s father apparently concurs with their mother.

The grandparents sued, arguing that placing the parents’ wishes above the grandparents violates the grandparents’ due process and equal protections rights under the constitution.

The Michigan appellate court denied the grandparents’ claims and upheld fit parents’ right to raise their children as they see fit, even if they agree to bar contact with grandparents.

Read more in this Detroit Free Press article: Both divorced parents must agree to grandparent visits, court rules.relationship breaks down.