Who can request visitation rights with a minor child?
2. A child's step-parent, grand-parent, or non-minor step or half-sibling
For a non-parent to get visitation rights, one or both of the child's legal parents must pose a physical, mental, or emotional threat to the child, AND at least ONE (1) of the following conditions must be met:
One of the child's legal parents has been found by a court order to be unfit to care for their child
One of the child's legal parents has been in jail or prison for at least 90 days
One of the child's legal parents has been missing for at least 90 days; or
One of the child's legal parents is deceased
3. Someone who is not a relative, but only if...
The parent deployed for military service must be the one to request a judge that the friend be given visitation rights. This is referred to as substitute visitation.