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Engrossed House Bill (H)

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Grandparent visitation. Amends statutes regarding: (1) standing to seek grandparent visitation; and (2) survival of judicially granted grandparent visitation rights; to specify that standing to seek visitation survives adoption of the grandchild. Provides that a petition for grandparent visitation must be filed not later than six months after the date a decree of adoption of the child is entered. Provides that a paternal grandparent of a child does not have standing to seek grandparent visitation if the child's father has not established paternity in relation to the child. (Under current law, such a grandparent has standing to seek grandparent visitation, Grandparent visitation. Amends statutes regarding: (1) standing to seek grandparent visitation; and (2) survival of judicially granted grandparent visitation rights; to specify that standing to seek visitation survives adoption of the grandchild. Provides that a petition for grandparent visitation must be filed not later than six months after the date a decree of adoption of the child is entered. Provides that a paternal grandparent of a child does not have standing to seek grandparent visitation if the child's father has not established paternity in relation to the child. (Under current law, such a grandparent has standing to seek grandparent visitation, but may not be awarded grandparent visitation.) Provides conditions under which standing to seek grandparent visitation survives: (1) establishment of the paternity of the child; and (2) the adoption of the child by certain family members. ... View more