Can a grandmother force visitation?

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Can a grandmother force visitation?

My mother in law is not happy that she does not get
to see her granddaughter. My wife and I dont want
our 2 yr old to be around her. She Is verbally
aggressive and believes some sort of physical
assault has taken place when no such thing as taken
place. She threatened to take legal action against
her own daughter.

Asked on February 8, 2018 under Family Law, Indiana

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation.  In the State of Indiana Grandparetns do indeed have visitation rights but only under very limited circumstances.  Your situation does not fall under them.  I will give you a link to read.  This does not mean she can not make an allegation of abuse and seek custody based upon same, which seems to be what you are insinutating as well. So I would seek counsel to discuss your options.  Good luck.
https://www.indianalegalservices.org/node/43/general-information-about-grandparents-visitation


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