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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, December 2, 2013

Granparents' Rights in North Dakota

From the Grand Forks Herald:

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A couple here who were sued by the man’s parents for visitation with the grandchildren is appealing the case to the state Supreme Court.

That’s after a judge confirmed his ruling that Cory Bjerke and his longtime partner, Naomi Sterf, must allow their 16-year-old to visit her grandparents any time she wishes, and must allow the couple’s other two younger children to see Bjerke’s parents.

State law says grandparents may be given visitation, as long as it’s in the children’s best interests and doesn’t interfere with the parent-child relationship.

Read more here.


Hat Tip: Steven Morrison

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