Can a grandparent get custody of his or her grandchildren?
Now, that doesn't mean that they have to have exclusive care, custody and control, but it does mean as a grandparent, you need to be involved in taking care of the children, involved in the daily activities, involved in their school, actually being a person who is caring for that child in a significant way. And with the grandparents, you do have to overcome a presumption. The presumption with the courts is that the parents are always going to be the first choice. The presumption is that the parents should be involved in the child's life. So if you, as a grandparent, are seeking custody from a parent, then you'll need to overcome that presumption.