GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012 - (Page 34)

grandparent rights Money for visits D Their daughter died — Must they lose their granddaughter too? BY SUSAN HOFFMAN Readers, we invite your opinions on this question: email GRAND. Share this article with your friends. ear Susan, Our daughter got very sick about four months after giving birth to our granddaughter. My husband and I moved into her home that she shared with her husband so we could care for the baby and our daughter. Sadly, our daughter died one year later. Although we eventually moved back home once we were able to hire a nanny for little Isabella, we continued to be a strong presence in her life and our son-in-law’s as well. That was until money entered the picture. In her will, our daughter had provided for her child her entire trust fund. Her husband decided that he wanted a portion of it, and when we disagreed, he used Isabella to retaliate. Our visits went from weekly 34 GRAND JULY AUGUST 2012 overnights to four hours per month. In the meantime our son-in-law sought legal intervention to challenge the will. We are now involved in two court battles with him, one about money and one about visitation. We continue to grieve for our daughter, and this is more than we can handle. My question is, should we give in to his demands to receive a significant amount of our granddaughter’s money, or should we go forward with our fight for increased visitation? Signed, Grief-stricken grandparents Susan responds: I am so sorry about the loss of ! photo: © Ann Snover

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012
Grand View
Safety Buzz for Grandkids
Memories of My Grandparents
Grand Central
From Barbie to Bratz and Beyond: Sex Sells
Easier is Better
Lost & Found
Michael Feuer is at it Again
Elvis Through Lisa Marie's Eyes
Arthur & Carol Kornhaber
Sensational Summer Adventures
Toys 'N Tech
A Whole Lot of Juicy Goodness
Money for Visits
Nursing Homes in Trouble
50 Shades of Grand

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012