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Idaho Grandparents' Rights

Single Sentence Governs Visitation

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Idaho's state motto means, "it is perpetual," but grandparents' rights may not be, depending upon the circumstances.

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The state statutes of Idaho contain a single sentence about grandparent visitation rights. "The district court may grant reasonable visitation rights to grandparents or great-grandparents upon a proper showing that the visitation would be in the best interests of the child."

Due to the brevity of its statute, Idaho offers no special protection from suit to intact families.

In 2009 the Idaho State Senate proposed a more detailed draft of grandparent visitation rights, Senate Bill 1105. The bill died at the end of the legislative session.

See Idaho statute. Also see Senate Bill 1105.

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