Sometimes. In limited circumstances the court can order grandparent visitation even if either or both parents object. Several Wisconsin statutes establish grandparent rights under different legal circumstances, including (1) when a parent has died, (2) the parents’ divorce, (3) an adoption of the child, and (4) when there is a paternity action involving the child. In effect, if the child’s parents’ family is not “intact” (e.g. death, divorce, no marriage, etc.), and the court’s jurisdiction is invoked, the court can then consider awarding a grandparent visitation.