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					                                                     National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                                     List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State


                Grandparent Visitations                      GP Links                             Custody                           Custody Link
             30-3-4-1Venue of all
             proceedings seeking
Alabama      modification of child custody,
             visitation rights or child        http://www.legislature.state.al.us/C                                    http://www.legislature.state.al.us/Cod
             support                           odeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm            Section 30-3-5                  eofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm
                                               http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/ak                                      http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akst
             Sec. 25.20.065. Visitation        stats/Statutes/Title25/Chapter20/S                                      ats/Statutes/Title25/Chapter20/Sectio
             rights of grandparent.            ection065.htm                           Title 25. Sec. 20.65            n065.htm
                                                                                                                       http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/St
Alaska                                                                                 AS 25.20.070. Temporary         atutes/Title25/Chapter20/Section070.
                                                                                       Custody of the Child.           htm

                                                                                     AS 25.24.150. Judgments For       http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statut
                                                                                     Custody.                          es/Title25/Chapter24/Section150.htm
             Title 25-409. Visitation rights   http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDo 25-415. Custody by nonparent;     http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocu
Arizona      of grandparents and great-        cument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00409.htm presumption; grounds;                ment.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00415.htm&Titl
             grandparents                      &Title=25&DocType=ARS                 definitions                       e=25&DocType=ARS


                                               http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/NXT/gat
Arkansas     Title 9-13-103 - Family Law                                               9-13-101. Award of custody.
                                               eway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm                                     http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/data/ar_cod
             rights of grandparents            &vid=blr:code                           (right to intervention)         e.asp


             Family Code 3101. Visitation                                                                              http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
California
             rights of grandparents and great- http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cacodes/ FAMILY.CODE SECTION              bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=1198702476
             grandparents                      fam/3100%2D3104.html                   3040-3048                        0+1+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve




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                                            National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                            List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

C   TITLE 14-10-129.
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                                                                               § 8.2. Third party custody
                                                                               actions Conn. Gen. Stat. (2005)
                                                                               § 46b-56. Orders re custody,
                                                                               care, education, visitation and
                                                                               support of children [as
                                                                               amended by 2005 Conn. Acts
                                                                               258 § 3] - § 46b-56b.
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    258 § 3]                          htm                                      custody)                            _statutes.html
                                                                               Chapter 815j-Family
                                                                               Court Sec. 46b-56. (Formerly        http://www.cga.ct.gov/2005/pub/Chap81
                                                                               Sec. 46-42)                         5.htm




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                                                  List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State



Delaware -
             Family Court Information and   http://courts.delaware.gov/How%20To                                         http://courts.delaware.gov/How%20To/C
             forms                          /Custody%20and%20Visitation/                                                ustody%20and%20Visitation/

                                            http://blog.laborlawcenter.com/2006/0                                       http://blog.laborlawcenter.com/2006/09/
DC
             Codes not online               9/08/dc-laws/                             Codes not online                  08/dc-laws/
                                            http://www.flsenate.gov/statutes/index.                                     http://www.flsenate.gov/statutes/index.cf
Florida                                     cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&UR                                             m?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=C
             Title XLIII Chapter 752        L=Ch0752/ch0752.htm \                     Chapter 751                       h0751/ch0751.htm
                                            http://www.ganet.state.ga.us/cgi-                                           http://www.ganet.state.ga.us/cgi-
                                            bin/pub/ocode/ocgsearch?docname=O                                           bin/pub/ocode/ocgsearch?docname=OCo
Georgia -    19-1-1 G Domestic Relations    Code/G/19/1/1&highlight=domestic|re                                         de/G/19/1/1&highlight=domestic|relation
             Code (Visitation & Custody)    lations                                                                     s
                                            http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/do                                      http://www.state.hi.us/jud/Oahu/Family/
Hawaii
             §571-46.3                      cs/docs.asp?/press1=docs                  Section 578-3, Rule 7(b)          Custody.pdf
                                                                                      §571-46, 46.1 Criteria and
                                                                                      procedure in awarding custody
                                                                                      and visitation. §560, article V -
                                                                                      Guardianship
                                                                                                                        http://www.courts.state.hi.us/page_server
                                                                                                                        /SelfHelp/19354B6D1243DCECEA6B1
                                                                                      Self Help Center:                 654DE.html
             TITLE 32, DOMESTIC
             RELATIONS,                                                               32-717. CUSTODY OF
             CHAPTER 7, DIVORCE             http://www3.state.id.us/cgi-              CHILDREN -- BEST                  http://www3.state.id.us/cgi-
             ACTIONS 719                    bin/newidst?sctid=320070019.K             INTEREST.                         bin/newidst?sctid=320070017.K
Idaho
               32-719. VISITATION
             RIGHTS OF
             GRANDPARENTS AND
             GREAT-GRANDPARENTS                                                       Self Help Center                  http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/




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                                                    National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                                    List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State
                                             http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilc
                                             s4.asp?DocName=075000050HPt%2E                                                 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.
                                             +VI&ActID=2086&ChapAct=750%2                                                   asp?DocName=075000050HPt%2E+VI
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            Section 607(a‑3)                 Marriage+Act%2E                          FAMILIES (750 ILCS 5/)                nd+Dissolution+of+Marriage+Act%2E
            IC 31-17-5 Chapter 5
            Grandparent’s Visitation
Indiana
            PDF file for Grandparent         http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/ti   Guardianship IC 29-3 PDF file http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/titl
            Visitation                       tle31/ar17/ch5.pdf                         for Guardianship              e29/ar3/ch1.pdf
                                             http://nxtsearch.legis.state.ia.us/NXT/g                                       http://nxtsearch.legis.state.ia.us/NXT/gat
                                             ateway.dll/moved%20code/2005%20I                                               eway.dll/moved%20code/2005%20Iowa
Iowa                                         owa%20Code/1?f=templates&fn=defa                                               %20Code/1?f=templates&fn=default.ht
            598.35 Grandparent Visitation    ult.htm                                                               598.41   m
                                             http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-                                           http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-
                                             statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/38-                                         statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/59-
Kansas –    Chapter 38.--MINORS 38-129       129.html                               59-3059      PROBATE CODE               3059.html
                                                                                        Article 30.--GUARDIANS OR
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       K                                                                          Physically and mentally                   DeFacto pdf file -
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            grandparents and siblings     tm                                      of custody                                c=72983
Louisiana
                                                                                  CCP 3945 – Temporary child                http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?do
                                                                                  custody                                   c=111884

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                                                 National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                                 List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

           §4005-E. Grandparents;                                                    §4005-E. Grandparents;
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            Chapter 016
Mississippi GRANDPARENTS'                  http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/9                                      http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/93/
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                                                     List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

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           NRS 125C.050 Petition for                                              NRS 125.500 Award of
Nevada     right of visitation for certain http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-    custody to person other than           http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-
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                                               http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/ht
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                                                                                        Termination of Parental Rights   xii/170-c/170-c-mrg.htm




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                                        National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                        List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

                                   http://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-                                       http://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-
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                                                  National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                                  List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

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                            National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                            List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State


North
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                                                 National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                                 List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

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                                                   National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                                   List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

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                                                                                  Title 23 Chapter 53-Custody    p.53A.html

     P                                                                            Protection Order-Rule
     e                                                                            1905. Forms for Use in PFA
     n                                                                            Actions. Notice and Hearing.
     n        Rule 1915.3. Commencement      http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/23 Petition. Temporary Protection
     s
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     y
     l                                                                            Rule 1905. Forms for Use in
     v                                                                            PFA Actions. Notice and
     a                                                                            Hearing. Petition. Temporary
     n                                                                            Protection Order. Final        http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/231/
     i
                                                                                  Protection Order.              chapter1900/s1905.html
     a
                                                                                                                           http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/prose/lib/p
                                                                                           Self Help                       rose/packets/custodywithforms.pdf

Rhode                                        http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/statutes/title                                   http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITL
Island        SECTION 15-5-24.1              15/15%2D5/15%2D5%2D24.1.htm                   CHAPTER 15-14.1                 E15/15-14.1/INDEX.HTM
                                                                                                                           http://www.scstatehouse.net/cgi-
South                                        http://www.scstatehouse.net/code/t20c         SECTION 20-7-10. Short title.   bin/query.exe?first=FIRST&querytext=
Carolina      SECTION 20-7-20-33             007.htm                                       [SC ST SEC 20-7-10]             &category=Code


South
Dakota - GP
Visit &
Custody
                                             http://198.187.128.12/southdakota/lpe
together      CHAPTER 25-4A.& § 25-4-                                                      CHAPTER 25-4A.& § 25-4-
                                             xt.dll?f=templates&fn=fs-                                                     http://198.187.128.12/southdakota/lpext.
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                                                     National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                                     List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State
                                                                                     CHAPTER 6 CHILD
       T   36-6-302. Grandparents'             http://www.state.tn.us/tccy/tnchild/3 CUSTODY AND                           http://www.state.tn.us/tccy/tnchild/t36
       e   visitation rights                   6/36-6-302.htm                        VISITATION                            /t_36_ch_6_part1.htm
       n
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       e
       s
       s   36-6-307 Determination of best
       e   interests of child for         http://www.state.tn.us/tccy/tnchild/3
       e   grandparent visitations        6/36-6-307.htm


               § 153.432. SUIT FOR             http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/   CHAPTER 153.           http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/do
           POSSESSION OR ACCESS                docs/FA/content/pdf/fa.005.00.000153       CONSERVATORSHIP,       cs/FA/content/htm/fa.005.00.000153.00.
           BY GRANDPARENT                      .00.pdf                                    POSSESSION, AND ACCESS htm#153.001.00
                                                                                                                           http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/do
Texas
                                                                                                                           cs/FA/content/htm/fa.005.00.000161.00.
                                                                                          Termination of Parental Rights   htm#161.002.00

                                                                                                                           http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/do
                                                                                          CHAPTER 83. TEMPORARY cs/FA/content/pdf/fa.004.00.000083.00.p
                                                                                          EX PARTE ORDERS       df

                                                                                       30-3-10. Custody of children
Utah       Title 30 -- Chapter 05 --           http://www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE in case of separation or divorce -http://www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE30
           Grandparents                        30/30_06.htm                          - Custody consideration.          /htm/30_03011.htm


Vermont    Chapter 18: Grandparents'
           Visitation
       V                                                                                  § 16.1-278.15. Custody or
       i                                       http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-                                                http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
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       r
       g   child; visitation.                  124.3                                      support generally                278.15
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       a   support generally                   278.15                                     § 20-124.4. Mediation            bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+20-124.4


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                                                      National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
                                                      List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State


             RCW 26.10.110 Temporary                                                  Chapter 26.10 RCW
Washington
             custody order —Vacation of         http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.as Nonparental actions for child        http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.as
             order.                             px?cite=26.10.100                     custody                              px?cite=26.10
             §48-10-502. Factors to be
West         considered in making a
Virginia     determination as to a grant of     http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVC         Custody (not sure of the title & http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/
             visitation to a grandparent.       ODE/masterfrm3Banner.cfm                 chapters for WV laws)            Hills/6614/custody.html



Wisconsin
             Chapter 767 - Actions affecting http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/St                                      http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/Children/Kinsh
             the family                      at0767.pdf                               Kinship Care                         ip/CTYKIN/!kincmap.HTM



             20-7-101. Establishing             http://legisweb.state.wy.us/titles/sta   H.B. No. 0054 Grandparents http://legisweb.state.wy.us/titles/statutes.
             grandparents' visitation rights    tutes.htm                                visitation rights.         htm
Wyoming
                                                                                         3-1-101 - ARTICLE 1 -
                                                                                         GUARDIANS OR                      http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statut
                                                                                         CONSERVATORS                      es.aspx?file=titles/Title3/Title3.htm


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                       Custody                               Custody Link
                                             http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAla
Alabama      Section 30-3-5                  bama/1975/coatoc.htm
                                             http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statute
         Title 25. Sec. 20.65                s/Title25/Chapter20/Section065.htm
         AS 25.20.070. Temporary             http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title
Alaska
         Custody of the Child.               25/Chapter20/Section070.htm
         AS 25.24.150. Judgments             http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title
         For Custody.                        25/Chapter24/Section150.htm
         25-415. Custody by                  http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.as
Arizona  nonparent; presumption;             p?inDoc=/ars/25/00415.htm&Title=25&DocTyp
         grounds; definitions                e=ARS
         9-13-101. Award of
Arkansas custody. (right to
         intervention)                       http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/data/ar_code.asp
                                             http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
California   FAMILY.CODE SECTION             bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=11987024760+1+0+
             3040-3048                       0&WAISaction=retrieve
    C        Title 14 Children's Code
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    l
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    o        of the home                lates&fn=fs-main.htm&2.0


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             (2005) § 46b-56. Orders
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    C        children [as amended by
    O        2005 Conn. Acts 258 § 3] -
    N         § 46b-56b. Presumption re
    N        best interest of child to be
    E
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    C
    T        46b-57 Third party
    I        intervention re custody of
    C        minor children. Preference
    U        of child. § 46b-59 Court
    T
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                                       rd
             Grandparent Custody (3          http://search.cga.state.ct.us/dtsearch_pub_statute
             party custody)                  s.html
             Chapter 815j-Family
             Court Sec. 46b-56.
             (Formerly Sec. 46-42)           http://www.cga.ct.gov/2005/pub/Chap815.htm
                                             http://courts.delaware.gov/How%20To/Custody
Delaware -                                   %20and%20Visitation/
                                             http://blog.laborlawcenter.com/2006/09/08/dc-
DC           Codes not online                laws/
                                             http://www.flsenate.gov/statutes/index.cfm?App
Florida                                      _mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0751/ch0751.
             Chapter 751                     htm
                                             http://www.ganet.state.ga.us/cgi-
Georgia -                                    bin/pub/ocode/ocgsearch?docname=OCode/G/1
                                             9/1/1&highlight=domestic|relations
                                             http://www.state.hi.us/jud/Oahu/Family/Custody.
Hawaii
             Section 578-3, Rule 7(b)   pdf
             §571-46, 46.1 Criteria and
             procedure in awarding
             custody and visitation.
             §560, article V -
             Guardianship
                                             http://www.courts.state.hi.us/page_server/SelfHe
             Self Help Center:               lp/19354B6D1243DCECEA6B1654DE.html
             32-717. CUSTODY OF
             CHILDREN -- BEST                http://www3.state.id.us/cgi-
Idaho
             INTEREST.                       bin/newidst?sctid=320070017.K
             Self Help Center                http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/

                                             http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?Do
                                             cName=075000050HPt%2E+VI&ActID=2086
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Illinois                                     B5%2F&ChapterID=59&ChapterName=FAMIL
                                             IES&SectionID=63109&SeqStart=12500&SeqE
                                             nd=14800&ActName=Illinois+Marriage+and+D
             FAMILIES (750 ILCS 5/)          issolution+of+Marriage+Act%2E
             Guardianship IC 29-3 PDF http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title29/ar3/
Indiana
             file for Guardianship    ch1.pdf
                                             http://nxtsearch.legis.state.ia.us/NXT/gateway.dl
Iowa                                         l/moved%20code/2005%20Iowa%20Code/1?f=t
                                    598.41   emplates&fn=default.htm
                                             http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-
                                             statutes/getStatuteFile.do?number=/59-
             59-3059 PROBATE CODE            3059.html
Kansas –
Kansas –
              Article 30.--GUARDIANS
              OR CONSERVATORS
          405.020 Custody, nurture,
          and education of minor
    K     child – Physically and
    e     mentally disabled children DeFacto pdf file -
    n     – De facto custodian       http://www.lrc.ky.gov/krs/405%2D00/020.pdf
     t    403.280Temporary custody
    u
          orders                     http://www.lrc.ky.gov/krs/610%2D00/050.pdf
    c
    k     610.050Temporary change
    y     in custody                 http://www.lrc.ky.gov/krs/610%2D00/050.pdf
          CHC 1515 – Voluntary       http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=7298
          transfer of custody        3
Louisiana
          CCP 3945 – Temporary http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=1118
          child custody              84
              §4005-E. Grandparents;
  M
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     M        Chapter 201: Section 2G
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     l
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              201: Section 2 Guardians of
     n        minors; appointment
     d        CHAPTER 209C.
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Michigan                                    name=mcl-712a-
                                            13a&queryid=8980222&highlight=grandparent#
              Section 712A.13a              1
                                            http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/93/013/ind
Mississippi   Chapter 013 of Title 93       ex.htm
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  s    i Protection order                 499/4550000032.HTM
   M     41-3-442. Temporary legal        http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/41/3/41-3-
    o    custody                          442.htm
    n
         41-3-301. Emergency              http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/41/3/41-3-
    t
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    n    41-3-438 Disposition             http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/41/3/41-3-
    a    hearing                          438.htm
         Section 43-250 Temporary
Nebraska
         custody; disposition;            http://srvwww.unicam.state.ne.us/Statutes2005.h
–
         custody requirements.            tml
         NRS 125.500 Award of
Nevada   custody to person other
         than parent.                     http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-125.html


New                                       http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2004/
Hampshir   De Facto                       HB1415.html
e          Termination of Parental        http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xii/170-
           Rights                         c/170-c-mrg.htm

                                          http://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-
                                          bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=46789949&Depth=4
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                                          bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=46789949&Depth=4
                                          &TD=WRAP&advquery=grandparent&heading
                                          swithhits=on&infobase=statutes.nfo&rank=&rec
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           in the placement of child      undhits=2&x=46&y=14&zz=
     N   40-10B-7. Temporary
     e   guardianship pending             http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpext.dll?f
     w   hearing.                         =templates&fn=main-hit-h.htm&2.0
         4-987. Order appointing          http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpext.dll?f
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    e
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    x    Section 40-10B-7 NMSA
    i    1978]
    c    Kinship Guardianship Act         http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpext.dll?f
    o    [40-10B-6 NMSA 1978              =templates&fn=main-hit-h.htm&2.0
         S 655. Temporary order of        http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/nycodes/c42/a60.h
         protection                       tml
New York PART 3 CUSTODY                   http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/nycodes/c42/a60.h
         Section 651.                     tml
         De Facto
     C     § 50‑13.2. Who entitled to
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     n
           Chapter 14-20 Uniform
North      Parentage Act                  http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t14c20.pdf
Dakota     Chapter 14-09 Parent &
           Child                          http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t14c09.pdf
           § 3109.52. Power of
           attorney granting
           grandparent with whom
     O     child resides authority over
     h
     i
           care, custody, and control     http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/oh/lp
     o     of child.                      Ext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=PORC
           § 3109.65. Execution of
           caretaker authorization        http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/oh/lp
           affidavit by grandparent.      Ext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=PORC
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             109.119 Rights of person
             who establishes emotional
             ties creating child-parent
             relationship or ongoing
Oregon
             personal relationship;
             presumption regarding legal
             parent; motion for
             intervention                  http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/109.html
                                           http://www.ojd.state.or.us/osca/cpsd/courtimpro
Oregon       Forms                         vement/familylaw/familylawforms.htm
             Title 23 Chapter 53-          http://members.aol.com/StatutesP2/23.Cp.53A.ht
             Custody                       ml
             Protection Order-Rule
    P        1905. Forms for Use in
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    n        Hearing. Petition.
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    y
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    l        Order.
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    n
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    i
    a        Temporary Protection
             Order. Final Protection       http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/231/chapter
             Order.                        1900/s1905.html
                                           http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/prose/lib/prose/pa
             Self Help                     ckets/custodywithforms.pdf
Rhode                                      http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE15/15-
Island       CHAPTER 15-14.1               14.1/INDEX.HTM

                                           http://www.scstatehouse.net/cgi-
South
             SECTION 20-7-10. Short bin/query.exe?first=FIRST&querytext=&categor
Carolina
             title. [SC ST SEC 20-7-10] y=Code
South
Dakota -
GP Visit &
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together     4-52                  mplates&fn=fs-main.htm&2.0
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             CHAPTER 153.
             CONSERVATORSHIP,               http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/FA/c
             POSSESSION, AND                ontent/htm/fa.005.00.000153.00.htm#153.001.0
             ACCESS                         0
                                            http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/FA/c
Texas        Termination of Parental        ontent/htm/fa.005.00.000161.00.htm#161.002.0
             Rights                         0
             CHAPTER 83.
             TEMPORARY EX PARTE             http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/FA/c
             ORDERS                         ontent/pdf/fa.004.00.000083.00.pdf
              30-3-10. Custody of
             children in case of
Utah
             separation or divorce --       http://www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE30/htm/30
             Custody consideration.         _03011.htm
Vermont
  V          § 16.1-278.15. Custody or
  i n        visitation, child or spousal   http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
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  i       § 20-124.4. Mediation             bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+20-124.4
          Chapter 26.10 RCW
Washingto
          Nonparental actions for           http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite
n
          child custody                     =26.10
          Custody (not sure of the
West
          title & chapters for WV           http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/66
Virginia
          laws)                             14/custody.html
                                            http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/Children/Kinship/CTY
Wisconsin
        Kinship Care                        KIN/!kincmap.HTM
        H.B. No. 0054
        Grandparents visitation
        rights.                             http://legisweb.state.wy.us/titles/statutes.htm
Wyoming
        3-1-101 - ARTICLE 1 -
        GUARDIANS OR                        http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?
        CONSERVATORS                        file=titles/Title3/Title3.htm

				
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