Grandparent’s rights is an evolving area of law in Colorado. When a child has a parent who is deceased or has two parents who are unable or unwilling to act in his or her best interests, grandparents can step in for visitation. Grandparents having custody is much harder. There have been several cases recently that have cut down on the rights of grandparents. The current train of thought is that parents have a constitutional right to parent. This severely limits what grandparents can do if their children are not allowing them to see their grandchildren. Some of these cases have come from outside Colorado, and it is important that people in Colorado question whether or not those cases should apply here. The issue of grandparents rights is one that is ripe for an appeal so that we can get more direction from our legislature, but unfortunately appeals are expensive. If you think you might want to fight for grandparent’s rights, contact the Kolberg Law Firm for more information.