I agree- BUT really, even if something happens to the parents, it many cases it's still not a good idea to force third party visitation. God forbid that something should happen to the fit parent raising the child, but the parent dying would not suddenly cause the grandparent to become a great person with no mental/drug/abuse issues, yk? The parents will/wishes should be respected.
(hope i'm making sense this morning- i'm pregnant and sleepy from taking care of a little one last night! =)
This is exactly why parents have things like wills in the first place. Both mine and DP specifically state that in the event of our death/etc DD is to go to a very good friend of ours, or another very good friend of ours who were both on board with this. AND specifically says guardianship is not to go to either my parents or IL's as both sets have abuse/addiciton issues. We don't cut them out of our lives because they do love DD very very much and I have no problems letting them have time with her. limited or supervised time. But I would never want them raising her. ever. end of story. and the courts should respect that!