Justices: Some Grandparent Visitation Cases Require Discovery

, New Jersey Law Journal


The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that some petitions filed under the state Grandparent Visitation Statute may warrant designation as complex litigation, complete with discovery and case management conferences.

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  • Pat

    The only harm comes from the grandparents who submits an application for visitation and circumvents the fit parents authority. This law does not automatically provide visitation unless harm is proved which is a tall order. Grandparents must be more understanding and respect the parents rights to raise their children as they see fit. There is the problem there is no respect. A shameful law.

  • Pat

    The child is not being harmed. A fit parent‘s parental authority should never be undermined by the courts, state or grandparents. You raise your kids as you please and this law violates parents contitutional rights. You raised your kids your way, each parents should raise their kids however they wish. This law is an infringement on parents rights and needs to be repealed.

  • Tom

    It is a child‘s right not to be detrimentally harmed twice...Once upon the passing of a parent, and again by the isolation of that child from close grandparents from that side of the family. This has been the law for some time. This is not a change.

  • Pat

    The Supreme Courts best learn to uphold people‘s constitutional rights. Their job is go interpret the law not make it. This ruling relative to Grandparent rights violates a parents constitutional rights protected by the 14th amendment on how to raise their children as they see fit. How dare do they, state lawmakers and grandparents interfere with a fit‘s parent parental authority. Shame on you!

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