Grandparents and Relative Rights
Ohio has some specific statutory provisions that address grandparents’ rights. Grandparents can petition the appropriate Court for rights of visitation with their grandchildren. With a parent’s consent, they can also be granted a Grandparent Power of Attorney which would allow them to care for grandchildren and make some decisions for them. In addition, grandparents have the option of seeking full custody of their grandchildren by filing a custody complaint with the Court. Other relatives may also have the necessary connection with minor children to be granted custodial rights to minor children. Our attorneys have experience representing grandparents and relatives in these matters.