Your Bond With Your Grandchild Can Be Preserved By Law
A grandchild is truly a gift. To welcome such an addition into your family is to embrace the unique bond that a child has with their grandparents. As you seek to build a loving, meaningful relationship with your grandchild, however, quarrels with their parents can present a hurdle. In extreme cases, a parent may even decide to remove a grandparent completely from their child’s life.
If you have found yourself in this situation, you may be feeling overwhelmed with helplessness. Fortunately, in the state of New Jersey, you have rights as a grandparent. At Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, we help Morristown individuals in their efforts to establish visitation rights to their grandchildren. Our accomplished team of family law attorneys knows how much you value your relationship with your grandchild, and we can help in your efforts to maintain it.
Visitation Rights Can Supersede Family Hostility
Family disagreements happen, and in some cases, they escalate severely. When a tumultuous relationship with your child becomes untenable, they may resort to vengeful tactics such as keeping you from your grandchild. If such an act occurs, you can apply for visitation rights. The court will weigh several factors before approval, including:
- Your relationship with your grandchild
- How long it has been since you last saw the child
- The impact that your visitation will have on the child and their parents
- The effect of your visitation schedule on that of the parents if they are not together
Our firm recognizes that these can be difficult circumstances. We can guide you through the visitation application process so that you can make the best case possible, and we will work with you at every step along the way.
We Can Assist With Delicate Family Matters
If you feel that you are being unjustly kept from your grandchild, we can answer your questions about grandparents’ rights. Please call us today at 973-692-6317 or visit our Contact page to send us an email. Our lawyers proudly work with clients in Morristown as well as its surrounding communities.