Families take many forms and undergo many changes throughout the course of a child's life. This in turn may lead to conflict among the child's parents and extended family members. One area that has garnered attention here in Maryland and elsewhere involves the rights of grandparents in connection to visitation. What are the current laws in relation to this matter?
Raising children requires massive amounts of time and energy, as well as emotional and monetary commitment. There may be many reasons why the current generation is experiencing hardship in raising their own offspring. This has led to increasing numbers of grandparents raising their grandchildren, both through adoption and otherwise. There may be many of these gray-headed households throughout Maryland.