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Grandparent Rights to Possession and/or Access to Grandchildren:
Visitation may be granted if the grandparent's child has been incarcerated in jail or prison during the three month period preceding the application, has been determined to be legally incompetent, or is dead;
If the parents are divorced or have been living apart for the three months period preceding the filing of the application or if a suit for dissolution of the marriage is pending;
If the child has been abused or neglected by a parent;
The child has been adjudicated to be a child in need of supervision or a delinquent;
The grandparent's child has not had their parental rights terminated;
Or if the child has resided with the grandparent for at least six months in the twenty-four month period preceding the filing of the application.
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