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Question about Grandparent who live in Iowa
      #633842 - 02/16/10 04:39 PM

Can my mother-in-law who lives in iowa try and get visitation to see my children? My wife doesn't want her mother to see them either due to her mother having serious mental health issues. We have offered her to come over to our home to see the children but she refuses to do that. She wants to take our children on over nights at her home and has threatened to take us to court to get it. Can she do this and if so what would a judge most likely do? We live in Illinois and she lives in Iowa about 30 mintues away from us.

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Re: Question about Grandparent who live in Iowa [Re: TimeWithOurKids]
      #640568 - 03/11/10 01:34 PM

She can try, but chances are slim she will get anywhere. You are an intact family and that helps your case. You have offered access to the children but she still is not happy. That is her problem not yours. Let her know thatshe will only be harming an already strained relationship by taking this to court. This will also cost her a boat load of money.

If she does end up taking this to court, you will more than likely be pushed into trying to come to an agreement with her. DO NOT under any circumstances agree to an order of any kind with her about visitation rights, days, times. Make a judge order any visitation. Without knowing all of your circumstances I can't she wouldn't win some time, but the chances are VERY slim.

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Re: Question about Grandparent who live in Iowa [Re: apples]
      #644377 - 03/24/10 08:09 AM

If you and your wife are divorced, the answer is "Yes." If not and the children have never lived withhte grandparent alone, the answer is "no."

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