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Grandparent Visitation Rights After Troxel v. Granville

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This document discusses grandparent visitation rights and, particularly, the U.S. Supreme Court case of Troxel v. Granville. The Troxel case sends a clear message to both state legislatures and state courts that grandparent visitation statutes must be carefully drafted and interpreted in order to meet the guidelines set by the United States Supreme Court – i.e. – that the freedom of parents to raise their children without unnecessary state interference takes priority over the best interests of grandchildren to visit with their grandparents.