South Dakota Grandparents Visitation Law

Divorce – Grandparents Visitation – South Dakota

Visitation rights for grandparents – Authority of circuit court.
The circuit court may grant grandparents reasonable rights of visitation with their grandchild, with or without petition by the grandparents, if the visitation is in the best interests of the grandchild and:

(1) If the visitation will not significantly interfere with the parent- child relationship; or

(2) If the parent or custodian of the grandchild has denied or prevented the grandparent reasonable opportunity to visit the grandchild.

The circuit court shall issue any orders necessary to enforce or to protect visitation rights granted pursuant to this section.

As used in this section, the term grandparents includes great-grandparents.
Title 25, Chap. 25-4, ยง 25-4-52.


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