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Working through issues might help grandparents

Grandparents' rights are a touchy subject because the need to exert these rights often comes on the heels of family drama. In our previous blog post, we discussed how these cases usually involve volatile situations. That blog post brought up some important points. One of which is that it is often best to try to work through things with your grandchild's parents.

We know that it is very difficult to think about trying to work things out, but there are options that you can use to help get this done. Mediation is one of the available options. When you opt to use mediation to work through the issues with your grandchild's parent, you have the benefit of a trained mediator. This mediator can help to keep the conversation on point so that you might be able to make headway.

Grandparents and grandchildren have a very special bond. This love can help both sides to flourish. The grandchildren also get to enjoy the benefit of having an older role model. Hearing stories about the past might also be beneficial.

Thinking of all of these points might help the child's parents to see that a relationship with grandparents is good for the child. This might sway them to allow at least short visits at first. As time progresses, there might be a chance for longer visits.

If you have tried to work something out with the child's parents and haven't been able to, we can help you to explore the options you have from here. You should be sure that you consider each one very carefully before making a choice.

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