Indiana parents and grandparents, when at odds with one another, may turn to the law governing grandparents’ right to visitation of the grandchildren. However, the law may be more complicated than meets the eye. Proving that one is the actual grandparent of the child is not always enough to ensure the grandparent will prevail on his or her petition for visitation.
Indiana adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act in 1977. Under this Act, joint custody is an option for divorced parents; grandparents have visitation rights; and the preferences of children age 11 or older are taken into consideration during child custody hearings.
You were excited the day your child was born, but over time, you've found out more about your wife's affairs before your child was conceived. Can you be sure that your child is actually related to you? Is it worth disrupting your family life to find out?
Countless individuals in Indiana go through the process of divorce, and results of that process can vary greatly. Aside from overwhelming expenses and paperwork, there also exists an inevitable amount of emotional stress on the individuals going through divorce. Stress is not a topic to be brushed aside, and should be dealt with seriously.
Divorce has become an ever more common occurrence in both Indianapolis and throughout the rest of the U.S. Indeed, statistics show that nearly 40 percent of marriages end in such action. In fact, data shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that there were 813,862 divorces in the U.S. in 2014 alone. Yet one might assume that not every participant in each of those cases wanted his or her marriage to end that way. If one’s partner wants to dissolve his or her marriage, however, what is he or she to do?