A Grandparent's Right To See Their Grandchildren

While natural and legal parents have constitutionally protected rights over the custody, care and control of their children, grandparents and other third parties do not. A parent's fundamental constitutional right is not, however, absolute.

These parental rights are protected and based on the presumption that the parent will act in the best interest of the child. When a parent does not live up to this responsibility, or acts in a manner inconsistent to the presumption, the parent can lose this paramount right. This generally results in a court finding a parent to be unfit because the child's welfare has been compromised. In cases like this, the court may grant a custody and visitation arrangement between parents and applicable third parties.

We Assert Grandparents' Rights

At Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, we represent North Carolina grandparents who have been affected by the divorce or separation of their children. We answer all questions presented to us by grandparents and provide the information they need regarding visitation-related issues involving their grandchildren. We aggressively fight for their rights in our pursuit for the best outcome on their behalf.

Grandparents have a stake in a divorce that affects the lives of their grandchildren. Simply stated, they want what is in the best interest of their grandsons and granddaughters.

The Importance Of Seeking Legal Representation

Properly timed steps are necessary for grandparents and other third parties to establish and maintain a prominent role in the lives of their grandchildren. Generally, grandparents are prohibited from seeking legal custody and visitation of their grandchildren when the child's family unit is intact and no custody battle is being fought.

Provided that grandparents pursue action while a custody case is ongoing and before the agreements are finalized, they may enjoy quality time in the future. If they wait too long, their claim for visitation could be lost.

When time is of the essence, the help of a skilled and aggressive attorney is paramount. At Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, we will look out for your best interests and those of your grandchildren. You deserve that level of advocacy from an attorney who will provide unwavering dedication and diligence.

Call Us Today

Contact our law office online or call our office located in Hickory at 828-848-8776 (toll free at 888-321-0494) to schedule an initial consultation with one of our lawyers. We charge $200 for a one-hour consultation.