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WHO IS HELPING WITH GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS?

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“Remember, if death takes a grandparent from a grandchild, that is a tragedy, but if petty

vindictiveness and hostilities within a family amputate a grandchild from their grandparents, then that is a shame.”

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WHEN CARING ISN’T ENOUGH

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LAST RESORT

 

In the present landscape of Grandparents Rights we are limited to just a few tools. Most of you reading this have already exhausted the common sense approach of appealing to reason. Whatever the reason for the breakdown in the relationship it is still important that we use all the tools at our disposal.

A good first step is to gather all evidence of your ongoing and meaningful relationship wit Read More

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GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS CONITUUM

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THE POWER DYNAMIC ABOUT GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS.

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There would be little need for any Grandparents Rights legislation, family court and/or mediation if it wasn’t for all of the power dynamics, manipulation and or perceived slights that seem to permeate families. By the time things get to the point of a “Rights struggle” there has been a lot of water under the bridge. I hear a lot of stories that begin in the Labor and Read More

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Who is responsible for your Grandparents Rights?

 

While there does exist more and more case law around Grandparents rights the burden is still on the Grandparent and the state in which the grandchild resides to find and exercise what rights we do have.

I have written extensively on the site about preemptive strategies (ie. my support of my granddaughter in her drama efforts in the photo above),  as well as success stories about legal remedies in some cases. Each day we r Read More

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Grandparents rights are mostly self made.

There are things that we can do to exercise our grandparents rights when there are storms of family strife all around us. One evolution in the area of grandparents rights is that in most states Grandparents have a much easier time of showing standing in the courts. This may seem like a shallow victory but it is none the less a hard fought one.

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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR GRANDPARENT POWER.

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Let me say from the outset that I am an extremely Optimistic Grandparent. My 8 Grands and 2 Great Grands will tell you that Grandpa Neil is a Bliss Ninnie. I will cop to the charge of being a bit of a Pollyanna.   Please don’t construe that to mean that I am not aware of reality   In my 72 years, like the Farmers Insurance ad, I have seen a thing or two. In Read More

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SHARING YOUR WISDOM

 

Having survived all these years gives us license to share what we have learned. I find that all I have to do is apply the Dale Carnegie principle of speaking in terms of other peoples interest and they will eat it up.

I had just such an occurrence this morning. Each week when I speak to the grandkids I ask what fun stuff they are doing in school. My 11 year old bonus granddaughter went on a school field trip to Charleston, South Carolina last Read More

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TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’ AND PRETTY FAST!

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Even the rate of change is changing. I am almost finished reading “Thanks for being late” by Thomas Friedman. He wrote “The world is flat” back in 2005. It spoke to the world becoming one market, etc. He was spot on. In this new book he takes on the rate of change with Read More

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WE CAN’T GIVE UP ON GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS

I stay inspired to write on the subject of Grandparents Rights every time I look at my Grandangel’s picture. If you are suffering alienation from your grandkids my heart goes out to you.

You all know by now that I advocate doing all you can before you choose the legal avenue. If legal action is the only way then you can arm yourself with several things that are helpful in court. In all I read about Grandparents Visitation rights cases a lot of weight is p Read More

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