Grandparents' Rights in Raleigh
Examining a Grandparent's Rights for Visitation & Custody
According to North Carolina General Statutes § 50-13.2, grandparents
have the right to seek visitation or even
custody of their grandchildren. Although grandparents' rights were traditionally
disregarded in the family court system, a significant amount of importance
has been placed on these rights in recent years.
Understanding the Laws
In some cases, it may be necessary for you to seek formal visitation rights
during your grandchild's custody case—even if you are not currently
being denied the right to see them. Since North Carolina law does not
allow grandparents to maintain an independent action for visitation, this
can be a helpful tool in safeguarding visiting time in the future.
Similarly, North Carolina General Statutes § 50-13.5j states that
you would have the opportunity to enter a plea for
visitation if a change in the family's circumstances has compelled the reopening
of your grandchild's custody case. In order to ensure that the case is
handled successfully, however, it is highly recommended that you move
forward under the advisement of an experienced Raleigh family law attorney.
Establishing Your Rights. Call Our Raleigh Family Lawyers!
At Hopper Law Office, we are often approached by grandparents who have
spent much of their time caring for the well-being of their grandchildren.
In many cases, they were there to look after the children when the parents
were out of the picture—either permanently or temporarily—only
to find that their rights have been stripped away.
It is for this reason that our Raleigh divorce lawyers are devoted to upholding
grandparents' rights. Whether you are interested in establishing a visitation
schedule or you would like to fight for the custody of your grandchildren,
you can trust that we will do everything in our power to ensure a successful
contact Hopper Law Office
(919) 876-3300, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case with a legal team
that truly cares. As such, we encourage you to get started today.