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Do Grandparents Have Legal Custody Rights?

our Under Washington law, grandparents do not have legal custody or visitation rights to their grandchildren. This was not always the case – Washington once had a statute which permitted a ...
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What is the Difference Between Custody and Guardianship?

Guardianship and custody are similar but distinct concepts that describe the legal relationships between an adult and a child. Although often mistaken for one another, these relationships differ in a ...
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Tips for Grandparents Seeking Custody of Grandchildren

Many states have laws that permit a court to award custody of minor children to a grandparent or other third-party with a significant relationship with that minor child. Because these laws can ...
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Non-Parental Visitation

Under certain circumstances a non-parent, such as a grandparent, may wish to petition the court for visitation rights that are arguably in the child’s best interest. The Washington State ...
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