Under Missouri law, parents have primary rights to custody, but Missouri is among the states that allow courts to grant visitation to grandparents under certain circumstances.
Grandparents may be able to obtain visitation rights if:
It is not reason enough to simply believe a child would benefit from the grandparent’s greater financial means or parenting skills, or to disagree with the parents about how the grandchild should be raised. Courts will not deprive biological parents of their own child unless their welfare and safety are at risk.
Courts are more likely to consider the grandparents’ petition for visitation if the child’s parents are incapable of providing care. This might be because one or both biological parents:
Visit our Grandparent’s Rights page for more information.
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