Parenting is More Than Making Babies
Who Gets Rights
Just as when the parents want custody and visitation, the court considers the best interest of the child. If the child developed a relationship with the adult and it would be in the best interest of the child to maintain their relationship with the adult, then the court will award the nonparent visitation. The court may decide to order visitation over the objections of one or both parents. Clearly, if both parents agree that the person should have visitation with their child, then the visitation can occur, as long as it is not a detriment to the child.