My daughter (and her husband) live in Charlotte, NC. I live in Boiling Springs, SC. On December 3, 2017 my daughter gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy. Since then she has completely shut me out of her life for reasons that I do not know. It absolutely breaks my heart that my grandson is nearly a year old and I have not seen/met him! This situation is causing me extreme mental anguish as well as some physical problems. I was wanting to know what I can do to resolve this situation.
If their child has lived in NC for at least the past six months, then NC law is what is going to matter, not SC law. As such, I recommend re-posting your question with a location in NC so that NC attorneys are alerted to your question.
That said, please note that I am not licensed to practice law in NC, but it’s my layperson’s understanding that NC’s grandparent visitation law is very similar to SC’s in that courts will not grant grandparent visitation over the wishes of fit parents who are both alive and still together. However, because I am not admitted to practice law in NC to be sure, please consult with a NC attorney to get the real deal on (and any possible amendments to) grandparents’ visitation rights in NC. It would also be helpful to discuss your specific circumstances with a NC attorney, as he or she may have some better insight into the risks of filing, such as the possibility of being ordered to pay your daughter and son-in-law’s attorney’s fees to defend against the action if your case is weak.
Again, I recommend re-posting in NC and/or consulting with a NC attorney. Either way you should work on rebuilding a relationship with your daughter, if possible (easier said than done, I know). I am sorry that you are dealing with family conflict and hope you can find a way to improve things.
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