– from Diana Y. in Ottawa, WI
My niece was about a year old when her mother, my sister, was facing some difficulties with her life. I volunteered to help my sister out by taking unofficial custody of her daughter. I raised my niece while my sister got her life together. This took about four years. When I gave my sister her daughter back, we agreed that I would still be a part of her life. This was several months ago. Slowly but surely my welcome has apparently worn out. Now she will not let me see my niece at all. Can I take her to court for visitation rights?
Family Law Attorney