What do you think, guys, about the grandparent visitations, because I've found some examples here in the US that there are many cases where the grandparents are not allowed to see their grandchildren. This is exception from the law:
"With respect to grandparent visitation cases/united states, in order for a grandparent to obtain visitation rights , the grandparent may have to present evidence to the court that the absence of visitation rights would be harmful or detrimental to the childâs health and welfare. Parents have a fundamental right to the care, custody, and management of their child. Therefore, for such external interference to be imposed, the grandparent generally has to show that there is a sufficient reason for the court to allow visitation."
How would you feel being somebody grandparent and not to be able to visit your grandchildren?
i think the child's rights should be respected and if they have a good relationship with their grandparents and the grandparents have done them no harm, that relationship should be protected. your children are not your possessions and they are not always going to be under your control. just because the parents don't get along with the grandparents doesn't always mean that they are doing harm to the children. i think it could go either way but i am glad the law takes this into account.
a lot of children have lost out on very valuable relationships with their grandparents through divorce or death of one of their parents.
what if it were a case where the natural mother died and she had a second husband who was not the biological parent of the children but had custody? that person could deny his dead wife's parents access to their grandchildren with no legal recourse for them. it is situations like this that require some thought when creating laws around children's rights.