Law Hopes to Help Visitation Rights

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A law passed Monday will fill the legal gap left by a state Supreme Court ruling. It will allow the visitation agreements between grandparents and their grandchildren to continue.

That was not the case about 17 months ago when the high court struck down a 1971 state law on visitation between grandparents and their grandchildren.

The court then ruled that the law gave too much power to grandparents in visitation disputes and called it unconstitutional.

Until the new law was signed by the governor, for months, prior visitation agreements were in legal limbo.

Supporters say the current law gives more equal rights to parents and grandparents.