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For Grandparents

Relationships between grandparents and grandchildren can be special. Grandparents often play a vital role in raising and caring for their grandchildren. North Carolina recognizes the special relationships that form between generations and so provides the ability for grandparents to initiate an action with the court to obtain visitation rights and custody under certain circumstances.

You Have Rights

If you need to protect your grandchild or your relationship with a grandchild, you have rights in the legal system. At The Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C., in Wilmington, we have been protecting grandparents’ rights for over 25 years. We understand the special relationship you have with your grandchild. We want to see children in the best possible circumstances, which often involves having a loving grandparent in the child’s life.

Protecting Relationships With Grandchildren

If your grandchild is living in an unsafe environment, we can help you petition the court to alter custody arrangements. If you wish to claim custody over the objection of a parent, however, then you must establish that either parent is unfit to have custody of the child.

Because no child should have to live in an unsafe environment, if you are concerned about the well-being of your grandchild and wish to discuss your options for obtaining custody, contact experienced family law attorney Bryan Smith. He can walk you through your options honestly and objectively. With our law firm, you will always be given a clear, honest and informed assessment of your legal rights and options.

We also help grandparents petition the court for visitation rights. Often, grandparents simply want to remain in the life of a beloved grandchild. We can inform you of your rights regarding visitation, both during and after custody disputes.

We Provide Free Initial Consultations

To determine how we can help you and to get an informed opinion of your options from an experienced lawyer, call The Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C., today at 910-338-5559, or reach us through this convenient online contact form. We respond promptly to inquiries.