Many grandparents are finding themselves caught in the middle of their adult child’s divorce, especially when it comes to spending time with their grandchildren. When parents get divorced, they may have a hard time agreeing to child custody and visitation arrangements. This can make it difficult for grandparents to see their grandkids, especially if their son or daughter doesn’t have custody of the kids.
Due to these challenges and the fact that some parents move further away with their children after getting divorced, many grandparents have turned to cybergrandparenting to maintain a close relationship with their grandkids. What is cybergrandparenting? This is a new way for grandparents to talk to and spend time with their grandkids via the Internet.
More grandparents are using social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to stay connected with their grandkids. They are also using other sites like Skype and electronic devices to actually see their grandkids when they can’t physically visit.
The increased use of technology to communicate with others could potentially lead to child custody and visitation disputes between parents and grandparents. Many grandparents want to spend as much time as they can with their grandkids but may not be able to due to one parent’s objections. This can create tension within the family and make grandparents feel lost or confused about what they can do to see their grandkids.
Grandparents in Arizona should be aware of their rights to visit and spend time with their grandchildren after the divorce. You may have the right to seek visitation or even custody in some cases and it isn’t fair for your child or his or her ex to hold your grandkids hostage after the divorce. Grandparents’ rights can be complex and because every case is unique, grandparents should consult a family law attorney to discuss their specific cases.