If a mother signs away rights and her child is in custody of the state, does the grandparent have any visitation rights or any other rights?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Grandparent Rights
If visitation with the grandparent had been established by court order prior to the termination of parental rights, then you have an excellent chance of keeping visitation rights.
If visitation was occurring on a regular basis prior to termination of parental rights, you have an argument for continuing visits afterward, though the chance of winning in court are iffy.
If neither of the above is true, then the likelihood of gaining visitation rights after termination of parental rights is slim.