That "Thorny Issue" Redux: California Grandparent Visitation Law in the Wake of Troxel v. Granville
Joan Catherine Bohl
Stetson University - College of Law
Golden Gate University Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 121, 2006
The first part of this article explores the political and societal origins of grandparent visitation statutes. It also reviews the basic types of grandparent visitation statutes and the arguments made on each side of a typical pre-Troxel grandparent visitation suit. This section explains how these arguments evolved nationally over time, and how each was treated in the courts. The second part of this article reviews the plurality's decision in Troxel and relates aspects of it to the corresponding principles in pre-Troxel decisional law. In the third section, the article analyzes judicial responses to Troxel, focusing on California grandparent visitation decisions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: Family law, grandparent visitation, grandparent visitation statutes, Troxel case, Troxel v. Granville
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39
Date posted: January 29, 2009
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