In Kentucky grandparents have limited rights to raise their grandchildren. As your Louisville Family Law Attorney I will fight for grandparents to be granted as the primary custodian of their grandchildren.
405.021 Reasonable visitation rights to grandparents.
(1) The Circuit Court may grant reasonable visitation rights to either the paternal or
maternal grandparents of a child and issue any necessary orders to enforce
the decree if it determines that it is in the best interest of the child to do so.
Once a grandparent has been granted visitation rights under this subsection,
those rights shall not be adversely affected by the termination of parental rights
belonging to the grandparent’s son or daughter, who is the father or mother of
the child visited by the grandparent, unless the Circuit Court determines that it
is in the best interest of the child to do so.
(2) The action shall be brought in Circuit Court in the county in which the child
(3) The Circuit Court may grant noncustodial parental visitation rights to the
grandparent of a child if the parent of the child who is the son or daughter of
the grandparent is deceased and the grandparent has assumed the financial
obligation of child support owed by the deceased parent, unless the court
determines that the visitation is not in the best interest of the child. If visitation
is not granted, the grandparent shall not be responsible for child support.