GtgtAttorney James Brown I get calls every now and then from grandparents who have been kept away from their grandchildren after a divorce, and they feel very badly about that and they want to see their grandchildren. Well, the good news is Ohio recognizes the rights of grandparents. What happens is that unfortunately after divorce the former inlaws, sometimes, will keep the grandchildren away from the former spouse’s parents. In other words the mother might keep the children away from the paternal grandparents or the father might keep the children away from the maternal grandparents.
Grandparents want to see their grandchildren. They want to be involved in their lives. What’s the process How do you do that You file a motion with the court, and a hearing will be held to determine whether it’s in the best interest of the children, the paramount of concern of the court at all times is, what is in the best interest of the children, and typically it is in the best interest of the children to have visitation with their grandparents, to maintain a relationship with their extended families.