Greensboro Family Law: Child Custody

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Grandparent Rights

Generally speaking in North Carolina Grandparents of a child have no right to custody or visitation. In the event the parents are incapable of caring for the child, or have some ailment which makes them negligent or unfit as parents, grandparents can interject themselves.

Depending on where in the process of litigation the parents are in, grandparents may need to file a notice that they intend to interject themselves into litigation or that they wish to seek visitation or custody. Once they have given notice, the court will determine whether or not they should have visitation or custody of the child.