Charlotte Grandparents' Rights LAWYER
Charlotte Grandparents' Rights Lawyer
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Family law cases can be complex and emotionally draining. While parents are typically the primary focus of a family law case, grandparents who are raising grandchildren or who have played a significant role in their grandchildren's lives may also be significantly impacted. While most grandparents want what is best for their grandchildren and want to ensure they are included in decisions that affect their well-being, they may be concerned about losing time with their grandchildren or losing financial stability if the case goes against them. When grandparents' rights are at stake, they may feel unsure about their place in the family or uncertain about what to expect next.
At Warren Family Law, our attorneys understand the unique challenges grandparents may face in family law matters. We know how important your relationship with your grandchildren is and we are committed to helping you protect your rights while also looking out for the best interests of your grandchildren.
Our team of family law attorneys can help you understand your options and plan a strategy that allows you to continue being an important part of your grandchildren's lives.
Schedule a consultation with our Charlotte grandparents' rights attorney by calling (704) 741-1763 or e-mailing us.
What Are Grandparents' Rights in North Carolina?
In most cases, grandparents have a right to be involved in their grandchildren's lives. This includes the right to spend time with the grandchildren, make decisions about their upbringing, and maintain a relationship with the grandchildren.
In some cases, grandparents may seek to gain legal custody of their grandchildren. In this situation, grandparents would essentially become the legal parents of their grandchildren. In order to gain custody of a grandchild, grandparents must show that it is in the best interests of the child for them to do so and that the parents are not fit to raise the child. This is a high standard to meet.
When Can a Grandparent Obtain Custody of a Grandchild in NC?
Certain situations may make it more likely that a grandparent may gain custody of a grandchild. For example, if a grandchild is being abused or neglected by their parents, then it is more likely that a court would rule in favor of a grandparent gaining custody. Other situations that may lead to a grandparent being awarded custody include:
- Parents with a substance abuse problem
- Parents who are incarcerated
- Parents who are neglectful or abusive
If you are a grandparent who is concerned about your grandchild's well-being, we can help you work through your options and plan a strategy to obtain custody if it is in your grandchildren's best interests.
What Is a Guardian Ad Litem?
In a family law case, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem, or GAL, to represent the best interests of the children involved in the case. A GAL is typically appointed in cases in which there is a significant dispute over child custody or visitation. A GAL is a third party who is appointed by a court to represent the best interests of the child or children involved in a family law case. A GAL will typically interview the children involved, talk to the parents, and then make a recommendation to the court about the best interests of the children involved. A GAL is often appointed in high-conflict custody cases when the court wants to ensure that the children are protected from the conflict between the parents.
How Long Do Grandparents' Rights Last in North Carolina?
In most situations, grandparents' rights will last throughout the childhood of the grandchildren, or until they turn 18. In some situations, grandparents' rights may be terminated if they are found to be unfit or if the child's parents can show that it is in the child's best interests to not have a relationship with their grandparents.
Contact Our Charlotte Grandparents' Rights Lawyers
At Warren Family Law, we understand how important your relationship with your grandchildren is. We are committed to helping you protect your rights while also looking out for the best interests of your grandchildren. We can help you:
- Review your child custody agreement
- Negotiate a new child custody agreement
- Obtain court-ordered child support
- Obtain court-ordered visitation
- Obtain court-ordered grandparents' rights
Our team of family law attorneys can help you understand your options and plan a strategy that allows you to continue being an important part of your grandchildren's lives. Schedule a consultation with our Charlotte grandparents' rights lawyers today.
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