Contesting Grandparents’ Rights In Myrtle Beach
Grandparents who are cut off from seeing their grandchildren may feel helpless to do anything about it. However, South Carolina law recognizes the right of grandparents to seek visitation time in some cases. At The Carver Law Firm, L.L.C., I help grandparents in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand fight for their families.
Taking Action When The Grandchildren Are Caught In The Middle
Family disputes over access to the grandchildren are common, especially when the parent with sole custody is not related to the grandparents. Having practiced family law since 2006, I have seen these heartbreaking situations many times. While the law generally defers to a parent’s right to decide which relatives get to be a part of their child’s life, grandparents do have the right to go to court to seek legally enforceable visitation time. I will help you work toward a plan that works for you and your grandchildren.
Do you need to take legal action to protect your relationship with your grandchild? Schedule an appointment with me at my office in Myrtle Beach to discuss grandparents’ rights. Contact me, attorney Lisa Carver, online or call 843-502-0368 or toll-free 866-623-7040.
Grandparents’ Rights Law In South Carolina
To have a family court judge grant you visitation time with your grandchild over the objections of their custodial parent, you generally must show that there are compelling circumstances related to the child’s best interests. For example, if you believe disrupting your relationship with the grandchild is causing them emotional trauma and they have expressed a desire to see you again, that is a factor the court will consider. So is evidence that your grandchild is being abused or neglected by their custodial parent.
Though achieving grandparental visitation can be difficult, I, attorney Lisa Carver, am committed to fighting for you and your grandchildren. I will pursue every available avenue, including trial, out-of-court settlements and mediation, to keep your relationship with your grandkids alive.