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Kansas Grandparent’s Rights

Grandparent Rights to Visitation: Visitation may be granted in a custody order. Kansas Statutes Annotated, Section 601616 (K.S.A. 60-1616).

When Adoption Occurs: Adoption terminates rights unless you are the parent of the child’s deceased parent and the surviving parent’s spouse adopts.

Child Custody Statutes: Best interest of child considering: (1) any agreement of the parties; (2) length of time child has been under actual care and control of any person other than a parent and the circumstances involved; (3) desires of the parties; (4) desires of child; (5) interaction and interrelationship between child and parties, siblings and other significant persons; (6) child’s adjustment to home, school and community; (7) each party’s willingness and ability to respect and appreciate the bond between the child and the other party; (8) any evidence of spousal abuse; and (9) any other relevant factor. K.S.A. 60-16-1610(a)(3). Four types of custody are recognized, in the following order of preference: (1) joint; (2) sole; (3) divided (if 2 or more children); and (4) non-parental. K.S.A. 601610(a)(3).

Parents May Choose: Yes


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