Carolina Grandparent Custody Rights
Successfully obtaining custody of a child can be one of the most monumental and rewarding moments in your life and that of a child you love. The child custody process is often legally complex, time consuming, and may even be emotionally challenging for all involved.
Grandparents may feel compelled to seek custody of a biological grandchild. Indeed, sometimes people throw around the term Grandparents Rights without fully understanding there is actually a relatively narrow set of circumstances when custody may be awarded to a grandparent.
NC and SC both provide pathways for grandparents to seek custody of their grandchild or grandchildren, but that is by no means automatic. It’s not really a matter of your rights as a grandparent.
Instead, courts look a series of factors with the ultimate goal of protecting the child from harm and otherwise ensuring their best interests. It helps to consult with a Carolina family law attorney to evaluate the intricacies of adoption laws in North Carolina and South Carolina.
At the Powers Law Firm PA, we help people with child custody issues. We recommend legal representation from initial stages of seeking permanent custody to the finality of the process, assuming there are legal grounds to do so.