GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS IN RI Last year about this time, we wrote about the state of the law in Rhode Island regarding the grandparent visitation rights in trying to maintain relationships with their grandchildren. Then, lawmakers were beginning hearings into whether to expand rights curtailed by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2000. That decision…

GRANDPARENTS’ VISITATION RIGHT IN RI A commission created by the Rhode Island Senate this summer is reviewing family law in the state as it relates to grandparents’ visitation rights. Initially, members heard emotional testimony from grandparents unable to see their grandchildren because of those children’s parents. Also, some of the children, they say, have been…

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