Grandparent visitation.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 09/26/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Okay I have two questions.
I live in New York state and am familiar with my state's Grandparent' Rights laws having been dragged into court twice by my ex mother in law. From what I understand since she didn't make an effort in the first 2 years of my daughter's life (she's 6 now and the visits have gone from monthly to sporadic) to try and build a relationship she doesn't really have the right to demand visitation. Or demand that I (with my 2 jobs) call her (On SSI and Disability) to set up visits. Actually I don't have to worry about her because my lawyer and the judge hearing the case made a movement to toss out any further cases from her because they're a waste of my time.
However my daughter and I have lived with my parents for the past 6 years and they've had a part in helping me raise her. But I'm getting ready to move from NY on the East Coast in the States to BC on the West Coast in Canada. My parents, my daughter, my fiancè and I all have passports, but the cost of a flight from BC to NY can vary depending on the time of year from 325$ per person to 650$ per person. So would it be possible to just allow my parents virtual visits with their granddaughter along with phonecalls since both parties involved know of the expenses involved? Or should we make some other type of agreement to avoid any more court crap?

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Anna - posted on 08/02/2015

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After relocating your case will be moved to your new location. I highly doubt someone will insist that you injure an expense in paying for Visitation, unless you are outright denying them visitation.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 09/26/2010

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No it's not like that. It's mostly to explain how I know what I know. Honestly at this point I'm not sure how my parents will act because they keep contradicting themselves on every aspect of my move, my job and my relationship with my fiancè and my ex husband. I just want to know if we should have something written out in case they suddenly get odd.
Also in the case of my ex mother in law, I'm wondering about her as well because she's already stated that she still expects to have her visits.

Jodi - posted on 09/26/2010

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I must admit, I am confused too. What has your EX mother in law got to do with your parents? If you've been living with them for 6 years, aren't you on terms whereby you can discuss this with them?

JuLeah - posted on 09/26/2010

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I don't understand? Your ex mother in law took you to court a few times and made things hard for you. You assume your parent will do the same? You assume your parents will attempt to make your life hard and act in a hateful manner, because ......?
What do your parents want? Have you had this conversation with them?

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