What is Grandparent Visitation?

In Utah, as well as in other states, grandparents have an independent right to visit with their grandchildren, so long as they meet the requirements specified in Utah Code Ann. §30-5-2. One of our founding partners, Terry R. Spencer, drafted and passed the grandparent Visitation Statute while serving in the Utah State Senate. This statute was weakened by the 2013 Jones decision, so it is important to discuss your unique circumstances with one of our attorneys before you proceed to enforce your grandparent visitation rights.