Visitation Rights for Grandparents
The contemporary American society is seeing unprecedented increases in parent deaths and divorces. The family is considered as the core unit of any given society regardless of the society. However, in the US it is common to find that the rule of law surpasses the right of a grandparent to have close contact with grandchildren (Larson, 2003). This paper seeks to support the need for grandparents and children to be in consistent contact for the betterment of the nuclear and extended family as well as the society at large.
There are a number of advocates for the visitation of grandchildren by parents. These advocate the fact that grandparents play a vital role towards ensuring the holistic development of the young members of society. It is important to note that grandparents do indeed play a significant part in ensuring the lives of young individuals are kept as stable as possible (Larson, 2003). For instance, when there are marital problems among a mother and a father, the grandparents play a critical role in enabling consistent cohesion among these two family members towards the benefit of children.
It is also important to note that children once attached to their grandparents tend to be psychologically and mentally linked to them (Larson, 2003). Therefore in the event that there are instances in which grandparents tend to be abruptly separated from their children, children tend to suffer traumatic incidences.
In conclusion, it is important for grandparents to take strong and affirmative rights towards ensuring children get the beast available care possible. This can either be attained through legal or alternative means. Towards the betterment of future generations, it is important to ensure grandparents are able to guide grandchildren in the best manner possible. It is therefore important to ensure grandparent visitation rights are fully and comprehensively enforced.
Larson, A. (2003). Grandparents’ Rights to Visitation. Retrieved from 20th December 2014 from, http://www.expertlaw.com/library/child_custody/grandparents_rights.html