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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
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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        http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cacodes/   FAMILY.CODE SECTION             bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=1198702476
             great-grandparents                fam/3100%2D3104.html                     3040-3048                       0+1+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve




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                                            List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

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Delaware -
             Family Court Information and   http://courts.delaware.gov/How%20To                                         http://courts.delaware.gov/How%20To/C
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Hawaii
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                                                                                      §571-46, 46.1 Criteria and
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                                                                                                                        http://www.courts.state.hi.us/page_server
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             TITLE 32, DOMESTIC
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             GREAT-GRANDPARENTS                                                       Self Help Center                  http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/




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                                                    List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State
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                                                  List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State
Louisiana
                                                                                      CCP 3945 – Temporary child http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?do
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                                                   List of Grandparent Visitation Custody Laws for Each State

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                                                 National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
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                                                  National Committee of Grandparents For Children's Rights
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                                                                                                                          http://members.aol.com/StatutesP2/23.C
                                                                                          Title 23 Chapter 53-Custody     p.53A.html

     P                                                                           Protection Order-Rule
     e
                                                                                 1905. Forms for Use in PFA
     n
     n                                                                           Actions. Notice and Hearing.
     s       Rule 1915.3. Commencement      http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/23 Petition. Temporary Protection
     y       of Action. Complaint. Order.   1/chapter1915/s1915.3.html           Order. Final Protection Order.
     l                                                                           Rule 1905. Forms for Use in
     v
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     a
     n                                                                           Hearing. Petition. Temporary
     i                                                                           Protection Order. Final        http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/231/
     a                                                                           Protection Order.              chapter1900/s1905.html

                                                                                                                          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
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       s
       s   36-6-307 Determination of
       e   best interests of child for     http://www.state.tn.us/tccy/tnchild/3
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               § 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 in case of separation
Utah       Title 30 -- Chapter 05 --       http://www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE or divorce -- Custody                 http://www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE30
           Grandparents                    30/30_06.htm                          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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     a       support generally                 278.15                                     § 20-124.4. Mediation            bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+20-124.4


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

                                                                                      H.B. No. 0054
             20-7-101. Establishing            http://legisweb.state.wy.us/titles/sta Grandparents visitation              http://legisweb.state.wy.us/titles/statutes.
             grandparents' visitation rights   tutes.htm                              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


Alaska   AS 25.20.070. Temporary            http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title
         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                    bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=11987024760+1+0+
             SECTION 3040-3048              0&WAISaction=retrieve
    C        Title 14 Children's Code
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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
    N        re best interest of child to
    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
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             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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             FAMILIES (750 ILCS 5/)        issolution+of+Marriage+Act%2E
             Guardianship IC 29-3          http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title29/ar3/
Indiana
             PDF 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;
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Michigan                                 name=mcl-712a-
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              Section 712A.13a           1
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Nebraska    Section 43-250 Temporary
–           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

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         S 655. Temporary order of        http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/nycodes/c42/a60.h
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Dakota     Chapter 14-09 Parent &
           Child                          http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t14c09.pdf
           § 3109.52. Power of
           attorney granting
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     O     child resides authority over
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           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
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                                          http://204.87.112.100/oar/codedoc02.nsf/frmMai
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           109.119 Rights of person
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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
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    a      Temporary Protection
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           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
&
Custody
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together     4-52                  mplates&fn=fs-main.htm&2.0


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             CHAPTER 153.
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             ACCESS                         0
                                            http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/FA/c
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             Rights                         0
             CHAPTER 83.
             TEMPORARY EX                   http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/FA/c
             PARTE 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
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  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
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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