Sometimes we forget that divorce affects relationships other than the romantic bond between two spouses. Grandparents, sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces and friends all have a stake in your relationship and they all can be just as heartbroken as you are when a breakup occurs.
Grandparents may sometimes seek court intervention if they are iced out of a relationship with their grandchildren. But if you’re a grandparent and you are seeking court intervention for visitation with your grandchildren, make sure you know your rights and the likelihood of success in court. Grandparent rights are not absolute and you should always seek advice from an attorney in your state before you file your paperwork.
Here is an article I wrote recently for The Huffington Post discussing things to consider regarding grandparent visitation.