Inevitably, divorce has an effect not only on children, but on their grandparents. The effect is not only emotional, but potentially financial. In the uncertain, post-recession economy, many grandparents are helping cover daily living costs for grandkids. Indeed, a recent AARP survey put the number of grandparents doing this as 37 percent - more than 1 in 3.
Often times when people think of child custody and visitation disputes, the rights of grandparents are often overlooked. In Michigan, there is a statute specifically designed to address the issue of grandparenting time.