The bond between a grandparent and grandchild can be very strong and can provide a great deal of stability for a child whose parents are involved in dissolution proceedings. Fortunately, the New Mexico Legislature recognized this principle long ago and enacted the Grandparent's Visitation Privileges Act in 1978. The Act allows for a child’s biological grandparents to request visitation during proceedings to dissolve a marriage, to legally separate, or to establish paternity. Requests may also be made any time after judgment is entered in any of these proceedings.