In certain situations, grandparents and parties acting on behalf of a child’s siblings have the right to seek visitation. Such applications are governed by the following factors:
- The relationship between the
- The relationship between each of the child’s parents or the person with whom the child is residing and the applicant.
- The time that has elapsed since the child last had contact with the applicant.
- The effect that such visitation will have on the relationship between the child and the child’s parent or the person with whom the child is residing.
- If the parents are divorced or separated, the time sharing arrangement that exists between the parents with regard to the child.
- The good faith of the applicant in filing the application.
- Any history of physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect by the applicant.
- Any other factor relevant to the best interests of the child.