Q: Can a grandparent in Wisconsin take me to court for grandparent rights if I and my child reside in Michigan
My child’s father passed away and I moved to Michigan about 7 months after . There was no current grandparent rights established after his passing , however I am wondering if the other grandparent who lives in Wisconsin can legally take me to court if I live in Michigan . I had a current restraining order on the father until his passing , and remained no contact with the other family whatsoever . The grandma is showing up to my mothers house asking where we are and I am concerned about my future circumstances if in fact she can or can’t take me to court for custody rights.
She would have a tough, if not impossible, road. Generally, grandparents have very limited "rights" as it is, and carry the burden of showing to a court that it's actually contrary to the children's best interests not to have grandparenting time - a tough sell.
Can she try? Yes; will she succeed? Unlikely.
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