Do Grandparents or great-grandparents have rights in NC? and if so what are they?

Asked over 1 year ago - Franklin, NC

taking dad to court for abandonment, jjust wondering what the grandparents could do.

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  1. Tiffanie Charise Meyers

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . Where is Mom? If you can prove that the parents are acting contrary to their parental rights grandparents can obtain custody of the children. Thus stepping into the parental role. I would not suggest doing this alone.

    This information is for general purposes only. No Attorney-Client privilege has been created nor does it exist... more
  2. Matthew Vernon Silva


    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . Absolutely. Anyone can file for custody . . . even the stranger down the street. The issue is going to turn on your participation in the child's life and the best interest of the child. Hire an experienced family law attorney if you really want to pursue your claim.

    The information provided by Attorney Matthew V. Silva is based upon the generic and ambiguous facts presented in... more

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