Grandparents' Rights

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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 Lawyer!

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 Lawyer 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 resolution.


When you contact Hopper Law Office at (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.


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