Asserting Grandparents' Rights In North Carolina

While divorces often have the largest effect on children, there are numerous other relationships that change as well. This includes grandparents, who sometimes find they are spending much less time with their grandchildren.

In North Carolina, grandparents have limited visitation rights, which makes it a top priority to obtain experienced legal representation that can help you. At Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, in Charlotte, two of our attorneys are North Carolina board-certified family law specialists. Our firm has the expertise and experience to help you protect your relationships with your grandchildren.

We Can Help You Prove The Importance Of Your Relationship

In North Carolina, you must be able to show the existence of a strong relationship with your grandchildren. You also have to prove that continued contact with your grandchildren is in their best interests.

In most cases, grandparents will only be able to seek visitation rights. In rare circumstances, however, when you fear for the safety of your grandchildren, it may be possible to seek custody. This can include if the parents are:

  • Abusing the children
  • Addicted to drugs or alcohol and refusing to seek help
  • Neglecting the children's health
  • Sick and unable to provide the proper care to their children
  • Voluntarily giving up custody to a third party

Whether you are seeking visitation or custody, it is important that you act quickly to assert your rights. We can help you evaluate your options under North Carolina law to figure out the best way to proceed.

Schedule A Consultation With Our Lawyers Today

Few law firms in the Charlotte area have a better understanding of these important issues than Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC. To get the help you need to protect your rights as grandparents, schedule a consultation with our lawyers by calling 704-323-7833 or 877-851-1934.