Although grandparents and other family members can obtain custody of relative children under certain circumstances, this can be an expensive undertaking, both financially and emotionally. If you are contemplating pursuing custody of a relative child, it is important for you to understand the legal and practical complexities of this process. An experienced attorney can provide you with a lot of insight and advice on whether the circumstances of your relative child warrant an undertaking of such magnitude and can effectively represent and guide you through the process if they do. Some grandparents believe that under Georgia law they have an absolute right to a relationship with their grandchild, and that is not always true. Grandparents do have the opportunity to obtain custodial rights and visitation rights in certain circumstances and it is important for grandparents to obtain objective and competent legal advice in this regard.