Once a child has grown and ventures out into the world as an adult, many parents prepare for the joy of grand-parenting. However, for some, the role of being the grandparent who spoils the grandchildren for a weekend only to return them to the waiting arms of mom and dad has changed. Many grandparents in Louisiana have been left with legal custody of their grandchildren.
Throughout the United States, capable parents with custody of their children have the final say on visitation rights for third parties. While this is the guiding principle for disputes, different states guard the rights of parents to varying degrees.