HB 700 Modifies provisions relating to grandparent visitation

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Current Bill Summary

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SCS/HCS/HB 700 - Under this act, a court may grant grandparent visitation if the grandparent has been unreasonably denied visitation for a period exceeding sixty days and one of several other scenarios has occurred. Except as otherwise provided, if the child's natural parents are legally married to each other and are living together with the child, a grandparent may not file for visitation. Before granting visitation, a court shall determine if such visitation would be in the child's best interests. This act repeals a provision of current law establishing a rebuttable presumption that married parents living with a child know what is in the best interests of the child.


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