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Grandparents Rights Association of South Carolina
In the state of South Carolina, the courts have the power to
order grandparent visitation if a parent is deceased or if parents
are divorced or living separately. As in all of the 50 states, the
court must find that visitation would be in the best interests of
the child. In addition, the court must find that visitation would
not interfere with the parent-child relationship. The court is also
directed to consider the nature of the relationship between the
child and the grandparents prior to the filing of the request for
If the parents rights are being terminated, the grandparents HAVE NO STANDING UNDER THE LAW! That means the court can order the children put up for adoption rather than allowing the grandparents custody.
Grandparent's visitation rights are terminated upon adoption.
Be sure to take a look at the latest news releases.
H3464 and S371 have been assigned to the respective House and Senate
Judiciary Committees. Please call your SC State
Representatives and Senators, and let them know you want these bills
passed and signed by Governor Haley.
Click THIS LINK to read H3464. (S371 is identical)
Read the article published on
January 30, 2011 in American Chronicle.
by Christina England
Click the Picture to read the article