Last year about this time, we wrote about the state of the law in Rhode Island regarding the rights of grandparents in trying to maintain relationships with their grandchildren. At the time, lawmakers were beginning hearings into whether to expand rights curtailed by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2000 that gave the balance of…

A commission created by the Rhode Island Senate this summer is reviewing family law in the state as it relates to grandparents’ rights. At the first hearing, members heard emotional testimony from grandparents who have been prevented from seeing their grandchildren by those children’s parents. Some of the children, they say, have been emotionally or…

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