Visitation; petition of grandparent. (SB1325)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Visitation; petition of grandparent. Requires the court, in petitions for visitation filed by the grandparent of a child where either (i) the parent is the grandparent's child and is deceased, incarcerated, or incapacitated, or has had his parental rights terminated or (ii) the grandparent has an established relationship with the child and has provided a significant level of care for the child, to consider the following factors: (a) the historical relationship between the grandparent and child; (b) the motivation of the grandparent in seeking visitation; (c) the motivation of the living parent in denying visitation to the grandparent; (d) the quantity of time requested and the effect it will have on the child's daily activities; and (e) the benefits of maintaining a relationship with the extended family of the deceased parent. Read the Bill »


01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102917D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

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