Grandparents’ Rights Attorney In West Virginia
Grandparents can play a special role in their grandchild’s lives. However, complex family disputes can result in competing interests between different families and generations. You may have had a significant involvement in your grandchild’s life and now because of a divorce, military deployment, death, incarceration or family dispute, be unable to see your grandchild. At Lyne Ranson Law Offices, PLLC, our attorneys are experienced in assisting grandparents to protect their desire to maintain a meaningful relationship with grandchildren residing in West Virginia.
Grandparents’ Rights To Visitation and Custody
Grandparents’ rights in West Virginia are extremely complex and require an experienced family lawyer. Our attorneys can assist you with any of the following:
Our West Virginia attorney will assist you in preparing your case to demonstrate that the parent is out of the picture or provide a compelling justification for your visitation or custody rights. We can also help you seek custody of your grandchild if both parents are unfit.
Protecting Your Rights If Refused Visitation
If you are a grandparent, you may be able to seek visitation if it is in the best interests of the child and you do not have access to your grandchild through your own child due to one of the following examples:
- They are precluded from seeing their child by a court order.
- They are in the Armed Services and stationed away from the child.
- They are in jail.
- They are deceased.
If your grandchild was living with you for an extended period of time and recently was removed from your home by the custodial parent, you may also be able to seek visitation. Our West Virginia grandparents’ rights attorneys will work hard to demonstrate that it is your right and in the best interests of your children to allow visitation.
If your child is with the noncustodial parent and unavailable and the custodial parent prevents you from seeing your grandchildren, you can turn to our firm for assistance.
Defending Against Interference In Parental Rights In West Virginia
While we acknowledge that grandparents can share a special role in a child’s life, there are circumstances where a third party can be interfering in a fit parent’s relationship with a child. If a grandparent or third party is intruding in your parental relationship, we can discuss legal options or defend against that interference in court.
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