Alabama Grandparents Visitation Law


Divorce – Grandparents Visitation – Alabama

Visitation rights for grandparents.
At the discretion of the court, visitation privileges for grandparents of minor grandchildren shall be granted in any of the following situations:

  1. When the parents of the child have filed for a dissolution of their marriage or when they are divorced. A grandparent may intervene in any dissolution action solely on the issue of visitation privileges or may file a petition to modify an original decree of dissolution to seek visitation rights when those rights have not been previously established by the court. A grandparent may file a motion for contempt when visitation rights granted by the court have been unreasonably denied.
  2. When the parent related by blood to the grandparents is deceased and the surviving parent denies reasonable visitation privileges to the grandparents, or when the surviving parent relinquishes custody, or when the rights of the surviving parent are terminated voluntarily or by any order of the court. A grandparent may intervene in any legal action solely on the issue of visitation privileges or may file a petition to modify an original decree in any court when visitation privileges have not been previously established by the court.

Title 30, Art. 1, Section 30-3-4