Grandparent Visitation May be Addressed in the Marital Settlement Agreement

The issue of grandparent visitation is one of significance in many divorce cases.  Obtaining grandparent visitation post-judgment is oftentimes difficult, so if the parties are able to address the issue of grandparent visitation during the divorce process, it may save litigation in the future and foster a positive, significant relationship between the grandparents and minor children.  Even if grandparent visitation is not addressed, you may include a clause that allows for the children to receive telephone calls from the grandparents and specifically prevents interference by either party with the children’s relationship with the grandparents.  Grandparents should be considered for summer visitation, as well as holidays.