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dc.contributor.authorParness, Jeffrey A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYorko, Alexanderen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-01T13:18:42Z
dc.date.available2018-11-01T13:18:42Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationJeffrey A. Parness & Alexander Yorko, Nonparental Childcare and Child Contact Orders for Grandparents, 120 W. Va. L. Rev. 95 (2017).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/19200
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. Supreme Court has long recognized that the regulation of certain areas of domestic relations, including standing to seek a childcare order, rests within the virtually exclusive province of the states. State lawmakers recently have undertaken many new domestic relations initiatives relevant to parental and nonparental childcare, prompted by new forms of human reproduction, large numbers of nonmarital births, and shifts in in family structures. In this article we review past, current and future state lawmaking on the availability of nonparental childcare and child contact orders for grandparents. Our work coincides with the current inquiries into new model childcare laws by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) involving both parental childcare, via a “Revised Uniform Parentage Act” (RUPA), and nonparental childcare, via a new “Non-Parental Child Custody and Visitation Act” (NPCCVA). Each model will speak in some ways to childcare by grandparents for their grandchildren. We introduce our examination by describing one grandmother’s efforts to maintain her connections with her granddaughter after her son’s, the father’s, tragic death. Upon describing Grandma Penny’s efforts to maintain connections with her granddaughter, Sidney, we review the preliminary work of the NCCUSL; the federal constitutional limits on nonparental childcare and child contact orders over parental objections; and, current state laws on opportunities for grandparent childcare and child contact. We then explore the key questions facing state lawmakers considering new grandparent childcare and child contact laws. We find existing laws, and the NCCUSL models to date, inadequate for the likes of Grandma Penny and Sidney.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectTroxelen_US
dc.subjectgrandparent visitationen_US
dc.subjectsuperior parental rightsen_US
dc.subjectuniform parentage acten_US
dc.subjectchild custodyen_US
dc.subjectchild visitationen_US
dc.subjectthird-party childcareen_US
dc.subjectdomestic relationsen_US
dc.subjectfamily lawen_US
dc.titleNonparental Childcare and Child Contact Orders for Grandparentsen_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Lawen_US
dc.rights.statementIn Copyrighten_US


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