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More grandpas take on the role of single parent

Kansas City Star
Eric Adler
Saturday, June 16, 2012

More single grandparents are raising children on their own, and Suzanne Valdez, professor of law, spoke about the legal side of this emerging trend.

Adler wrote:

Suzanne Valdez, a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law who is an expert on grandparents’ rights, has seen battles between grandparents and parents turn toxic.

“The worst thing you can do, the last thing you want to do,” Valdez said, “is have the child pay for the breakdown in this relationship.”Danny Franklin, Wayne Agee, and Jimmie James said they are glad to have what they view as satisfying accommodations with their grandchildren’s mothers and the fathers who choose to have contact."

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