Panel Rules On Grandparent Visitation, Finds Order ‘Void For Lack Of Jurisdiction’

Mealey's (April 3, 2023, 9:00 AM EDT) -- MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama appellate court granted in part custodial paternal grandparents’ second mandamus petition challenging a juvenile court’s jurisdiction, finding that because the juvenile court lacked jurisdiction “over the maternal grandmother’s visitation action,” it could not address the grandparents’ dismissal motion regarding that visitation order, but because the paternal grandparents failed to show another county court’s jurisdiction over the visitation action, the juvenile court must set aside its orders and transfer the action back to its related county trial court....

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