Each state governs its own laws with respect to the rights of Grandparents to be able to have access or visitation with their grandchild. The state where the child resides is the state law that would be applied. If you are a member of the Grandparents Rights Organization you should have received a copy of the state law you request as part of your membership. In addition, members who need referrals to attorneys that specialize in Family Law are provided names of individuals who have been admitted into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in your state. We are a nonprofit organization and our yearly $40 membership donation is tax deductible as we are a 501c organization. If you would like more information send us your information and membership fee. You can access the registration information from our website. You may also call our national office at 248-646-7191.

With respect to Michigan's situation, be advised that I have taken the case, pro bono to the Michigan Supreme Court in hope of overturning the Court of Appeals decision that declared Michiganís law to be unconstitutional. The impact of Michiganís high courts ultimate ruling will most probably have an effect on all other state court decisions regarding the constitutionality of each individual state grandparent visitation law. The Grandparents Rights Organization is committed to stopping the harm that has occurred to our families by recent media stories that have lead people to believe that laws that protect grandparents and grandchildren are in some way against our constitution. Members of GRO will be notified of the final court decision immediately after it is rendered. Thank you for your assistance and support.

Richard S. Victor
        Grandparents Rights Organization
1760 South Telegraph Road
            Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302