Divorce doesn’t just affect spouses or the household. Several of the major decisions trickle down and affect the lives of extended family, friends, and loved ones. Many grandparents are heavily affected by the divorce of their grandchildren’s parents. Grandparent’s rights are possible in Michigan. But whether you’ll actually be awarded them depends on a number of factors such as your relationship with your grandchild, previous behaviors, your age and health, and the grandchild’s desire to maintain a relationship. Fortunately, there are some tips to help you secure grandparent’s custody rights and continue a solid and supportive relationship with your grandchildren after their parents’ divorce.
Maintain a Steady Relationship with Your Grand Kids
Your grandchildren are going through enough and it’s not your job to take care of all of their emotional and behavioral needs. However, if you have a decent existing relationship with them, this is the time to keep that as stable and normal as possible. Your grandchildren may see you as a release from the stress and household turmoil going on at home. Embrace that and let them have something that’s just theirs and that doesn’t remind them of their parents’ impending split every minute of the day.