Grandparent custody rights in Louisiana are determined by the court on a case-by-case basis. A grandparent may be able to obtain custody from the parent if the grandparent can show that the parent is not capable of providing the necessary care and support for the child. This may include a situation in which the parent is neglectful, abusive, or has a substance abuse problem. In such cases, the grandparent may be able to file a petition in court to get custody. Other circumstances, such as military deployment may also allow a grandparent to seek custody.
In order for a grandparent to seek custody of a grandchild, they must prove that it is in the best interest of the child. Factors that the court may consider include the bond between the grandparent and grandchild, the grandparent’s lifestyle, the ability to provide a safe and secure home, and the grandparent’s financial situation. Additionally, the court may consider any other factors that are relevant to the case.
Learn more about custody by visiting the resource Nonparent Custody And Visitation.