ULC

Committees

Third Party Child Custody and Visitation

Description

State legislation and judicial decisions concerning the rights of third parties (such as grandparents, stepparents, domestic partners, and siblings) to rights of custody of or visitation with a child vary greatly. Those rights are also affected by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000), which held that courts must give deference to decisions of fit parents concerning the raising of children, including concerning grandparents’ visitation rights. This Study Committee will consider the need for and feasibility of drafting and enacting state legislation concerning the rights of third parties to custody of or visitation with a child.

Committee Members

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Drafts

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