Are there Grandparents’ rights in Michigan? 3 Answers as of June 06, 2013

My ex-husband went to prison last August for a ponzi scheme he did. He gets out in 2017. His dad, the kid’s grandfather went away for a year for the same scheme he participated in. The grandfather is now out. In letters from my ex to the kids, he states that grandpa wants to get a lawyer and get grandparent’s rights. I was told there was none.

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Mark A. Manning, PC. | Mark A. Manning
Yes, there are grand parents rights in Michigan, but the circumstances in which they are recognized are very strict.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/6/2013
Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
The mother takes high priority over grandparents. Who has custody now, if you, would be difficult to take from you. Grandparents have visitation rights, which they can go to court for.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/6/2013
Aronoff & Linnell, PLLC | Erik C. Stein
Generally, there are not grand parenting rights in MI. The exceptions are contained in MCL 722.27(b).
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/6/2013
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