Grandparents have rights in every state. They are not constitutional in nature as the landmark Supreme Court decision - Troxel vs. Granville - handed down in June, 2000 struck down a federal law guaranteeing grandparents the right to sue for visitation. Recognition of grandparents rights by state legislatures is a fairly recent trend, with most statutes in effect for less than 35 years.
Each case is handled on an individual basis. If parents are married, the family is considered "intact" and the likelihood of a judge granting visitation to grandparents becomes much more difficult. In most cases, it must be proven that it would not be in the child's best interests to remove the grandparent from his life. Grandparents able to show "proof of love" have a much better chance at winning time with their grandchildren in a court of law.
Tragically, many thousands of grandparents are denied access to their grandchildren every year. Reasons vary. Drug/alcohol addiction, divorce, misdirected rage/anger. Whatever the reason/excuse, it is the children who suffer.
Well over 800,000 children in the United States are abused every year - when grandparents are actively involved the rate of abuse does a vertical nosedive.
Grandparents are just that...Grand Parents. They have much more wisdom & experience because they have already raised children. They have much more time & resources and are thus able to "spoil" their offspring's offspring.
We live in a throw-away society - and much too often it is the small innocents who pay a terrible toll for their parent's desire use their children as weapons when they become angry at a perceived offense. This was not so just 30 or so years ago. Extended family members are not only a good idea - they are vital to a child's sense of stability and strength.
Tragically, too many of our children use their children as weapons of mass destruction. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. I'm so very, very sorry that you are experiencing this loss...it is tantamount to the death of a loved one and the grief & despair are indescribable.
The short answer is, yes, you have an excellent case for grandparents rights. It will cost money to hire an expert attorney to get those rights. It may be that i won't be long before the pressure & stress of living with a young woman & baby becomes too much for the boyfriend's parents. You may want to give this some time. It's extremely difficult to do that - especially when you have been so involved with your daughter & the baby. However, making a move too soon - or the wrong one - may push your daughter and grandchild much, much further away.
May you be carried by God's grace,
I'm not positive on exact scanners but I used to work for a lawyer and the only scanner we ever used (although there were others in the office) was the one with OCR programming.
This allows you to scan a file into the computer and it automatically turns to digital format so that you can type/delete etc from the form.
Ours was an Epson 3200 I believe.