A life changing event like a divorce or death may adversely affect the relationship between a child and a person who isn’t the child’s biological parent such as a grandparent. Various states have different laws that govern the ability of grandparents and other adults seeking custody or visitation. Pennsylvania courts recognize the rights of grandparents to seek visitation, partial or primary physical custody of their minor grandchild. The courts, however, will consider the best interests of the child before awarding custody or visitation.
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