When parents are fighting for primary custody of a child, often grandparents (and great-grandparents) are required to sit back and wait to find out when they will be able to see their grandchildren. 

It is typically expected that grandparents will spend time with their grandchildren on the grandparents’ son’s or daughter’s parenting time.  South Dakota’s exception to this general rule is to have the Court issue an order awarding grandparent visitation.