Grandparents have a right to visitation with their grandchildren, but only under certain circumstances spelled out in La. R.S. 9:344. The specified circumstances are when your child dies, is interdicted or imprisoned. But, the statues also provides for other extraordinary circumstances such as when one of the parents is addicted to drugs.
What this means is that absent some extraordinary circumstances, a grandparent’s visitation of their grandchildren is through the children’s parents.
In order to exercise your rights to visitation, you start with filing a petition with the court.