The law that applies to grandparents also applies to other non-parent relatives. This information should not substitute seeking legal advice from an attorney for your specific situation.
For the purpose of this page, the following definitions apply:
- “Grandparent” will always include aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, great-uncles, etc., (even stepparents who have not adopted their spouse’s or domestic partner’s children) unless the guide says otherwise.
- “Parent” or “parents” will always mean the parents of the minor children the grandparent or other relative is concerned about.
- “Child,” “children,” “grandchild” or “grandchildren” will always identify the minor children the grandparent is concerned about.