Grandparents have what is called “Standing to Sue for Custody.” This refers to the Grandparents’ legal right to challenge the parents for custody. Grandparents can only sue for custody if there’s been no previous order put in place for child custody. If there hasn’t been a previous order but there is a case going on, the Grandparents may proceed by filing an intervention in the case. However, if there’s already an order in place and there’s no controversy going on at that time, the grandparents don’t have the ability to step in.
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