Grandparents Are Superior to a Daycare
Video Transcribed: What’s better, day-care or grandparents? Hi, I’m Tulsa Grandparents Rights Attorney, Justin Mosteller, and I’m here to discuss this topic with you a little bit today. Now, the answer to this is rather obvious. Grandparents are in every way superior to a day-care. Now, a day-care does not provide any additional opportunities for a child to bond with an adult that loves them.
It does not provide the consistency that a child might need as a rule. Grandparents, not only can they be day-care providers and cost no money to the parents, but they also have a special role in the development of a child. They provide moral teaching. They provide a history of the family. They provide context for the child to understand their parents a little better. In every single way, a grandparent is superior to day-care.
Now, if the issue in your case becomes the parent’s preference concerning day-care… Now, I don’t know that that’s enough to justify a grandparent visitation order. In order to qualify for grandparent visitation rights, you really do need to show that you are unfairly being denied access to a child, and that denial is not in the best interests of the grandchild.
You have to show a pre-existing substantial relationship. You have to show that the nuclear family has been disrupted. Because there are constitutional assumptions that a parent has the right to decide who their child is going to be around, who they’re going to associate with.
Now, if you get that grandparent visitation order, if you clear those hurdles, then I do think it’s reasonable to ask the court to rule on the issue of whether the child should be in day-care or with the grandparents. It’s a novel argument.
I haven’t seen that done too often in an actual courtroom, but I do think it’s a credible argument that you can make in good faith. If you have any more questions, feel free to seek counsel from our office to speak with a Grandparents Rights Attorney in Tulsa, we’d be happy to help.