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Can My Parents Seek Visitation from the Courts?

In Child Custody by Sarah Hink

When parents separate, the issue of child custody can naturally become passionately contested. Both parents want to maintain their time and relationships with their children and draw their lines in the sand. Sometimes, grandparents see this battle and may come to the conclusion that they are going to end up with severely limited access to their precious grandchildren. This can lead to legal challenges by grandparents. If you are a grandparent, or a parent who believes that a grandparent intends to fight over your children, it will interest you to know some of the rights afforded to grandparents in North Carolina. The Right to Visitation in a Custody Order North Carolina General Statute Section 50-13.2 allows a court to grant visitation rights for grandparents under certain circumstances that are more …

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Grandparent Visitation in North Carolina

In Child Custody by Elizabeth Stephenson

Grandparents love their children. This is an inherent, indisputable human fact. They want to experience their childhoods, visit them, hold them, and guide them. Unfortunately, we often see that the parents of these grandchildren have widely differing opinions about what sort of contact and influence the grandparents can have. This is usually due to poor relationships, lingering resentment of adult children toward their parents, conflicting views on parenting, or parents and in-laws who just cannot get along. Unfortunately for grandparents in North Carolina, when denied access to their grandchildren, they have limited legal options. Grandparent Rights During a Custody Dispute Generally, grandparents cannot file lawsuits to seek visitation or access to a child while the child is part of an intact family. This means that if fit parents cut off …