Grandparent And Third-Party Visitation

Getting Visitation Rights As A Grandparent

The granting of third-party and grandparent visitation is determined on a case-by-case basis. At Sterba & Swope, LLP, we will be able to guide you through the statutory provisions and common law factors to determine if visitation will be in the best interests of the child/children with consideration given to the wishes of the parent(s) as well.

When Does Indiana Grant Grandparental Visitation?

The decision of whether visitation shall occur will be determined on a case-by-case basis, as the right to visitation is very fact-sensitive. As a grandparent, Indiana law provides for the right(s) of grandparents to seek reasonable visitation with a child/children if they are being denied such contact and:

  1. The child’s parent is deceased;
  2. The marriage of the child’s parents has been dissolved in Indiana; or
  3. The child was born out of wedlock and the child’s father legally established paternity through the Juvenile Court.

Ask Us About Your Visitation Rights

When you have a conversation with one of our team members, we can give you an idea of your right to visitation. We may be able to help you keep the child you love in your life. To contact us about setting up an initial consultation, please call 219-865-7400 or send us an email.