Elder Care – Visitation Rights of Grandparents (1984)

Concerned with the high divorce rate and the breakdown of family bonds, Women’s League recognizes that grandparents can also be considered as victims in cases of divorce or death within a family. While a majority of states do have laws allowing grandparents to seek visiting rights, statutes vary considerably in terms of the petition process and basis for visitation. Lack of interstate enforceability is a serious problem.

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges its Sisterhood members to support passage and enforcement of federal legislation awarding grandparents visitation rights where it has been judged to be in the best interests of the child.