Grandparent Rights in Divorce
In most cases if Grandparents don’t become legally involved in a custody case, they risk losing all rights to seeing their Grandchildren in the future. The North Carolina Legislature put laws in place to help Grandparents. One of those is for Grandparents to become parties of a custody case so that they have a legal and enforceable right to visit their Grandchildren after a divorce. Under the law, single parent homes are considered as in tact as homes with both parents living in the same home together. Grandparents should get involved in the early stages of custody before the court has ruled. The Grandparent can ask the court for individual visitation rights. The court has to decide about the relationship with Grandparent and the Grandchild(ren) and whether the rights should be granted. There is still opportunity for the Grandparent to get involved later if one of the parents asks for a modification of the custody agreement. There are other rights of intervention from the Grandparents which is why talking with a qualified attorney is important. Contact a Qualified Family Attorney: www.gailorwallis.com Raleigh Divorce LawyersGailor, Wallis & Hunt, PLLC 1101 Haynes Street, Suite 201 Raleigh, North Carolina 27604 Toll-Free: 866.362.7586 Facsimile: 919.832.8283 Legal Notice: The information in this video is provided as a general reference for public service. It is important that you contact a qualified attorney for any legal issue.
Fight For Your Grandparent Rights!
If you have been through or are going through a situation where because of a breakdown of marriage your access to the grand kids is being restricted or even denied then I am here t tell you that you have rights as a grandparent and I hope that this video will help. Grandparent rights is a quite an emotive subject as you can imagine!
It has been said that as grandparents we often enjoy the kids more than we did our own. There is certainly a very special bond. There is obviously more time to enjoy them and often we have more residual income to splash out and enjoy treating them. This of course is good for us as it keeps us active. It would seem that we are in a win win situation and of course so are the parents. The parents are free to go off to work or social events without the worry or cost of a child minder. Happy days indeed.
What happens then when the divorce word is mentioned? More often than not the relationship with you and the grand kids is not effected in fact it possibly leads to more visits. Can you imagine however how devastated you would be if suddenly you were denied access due mainly to in house ‘political’ reasons? Horrendous! You may find yourself in a battle fighting for your grandparent rights.
Have you been the victim of this situation? Was it resolved amicably? What did you have to do to win back the kids? Please comment below if you feel you have a story to tell. It would be great if you could help and inspire others and indeed reassure people that they do have grandparent rights!