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That "Thorny Issue" Redux: California Grandparent Visitation Law in the Wake of Troxel v. Granville

Golden Gate University Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 121, 2006

37 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2009  

Joan Catherine Bohl

Stetson University - College of Law

Date Written: Spring 2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Family law, grandparent visitation, grandparent visitation statutes, Troxel case, Troxel v. Granville

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39

Suggested Citation

Bohl, Joan Catherine, That "Thorny Issue" Redux: California Grandparent Visitation Law in the Wake of Troxel v. Granville (Spring 2006). Golden Gate University Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 121, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1334141

Joan Catherine Bohl (Contact Author)

Stetson University - College of Law ( email )

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Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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