Legal Information: Arkansas

Custody

Updated: 
September 22, 2018

I am the child’s grandparent. Can I get custody?

It depends. You will have an opportunity to file for custody and be heard in any child custody proceeding involving your grandchild if you are the primary caregiver and financial supporter of your grandchild and it is in the child's best interest to be in your legal custody.

Even though you may have the right to file for custody, a judge may or may not give it to you. A judge will look at many factors to try to decide if giving you custody is in the child’s best interest.