Grandparents play an important role and can develop strong bonds with their grandchildren that can last a lifetime. Their rights generally apply to the custody of a grandchild and visitation privileges. Grandparents may file suit requesting custody if they believe it is in the child's best interest.
If your grandchild lives with you, you may wish to seek custody. As a custodial parent, you can apply for child support. If you have custody, both parents have a legal obligation to provide financial and medical support for their children and they will be required to pay it to you.