Grandparents in Virginia have rights regarding visitation & custody. Grandparents in some circumstances may be awarded custody of their grandchildren or to be awarded court-mandated visitation with their grandchildren.
Courts in Virginia grant visitation or custody to grandparents only when certain conditions provided in the state statutes are met.
Conditions for a grandparent to attain custody differ from those conditions required for visitation rights in Virginia.
A grandparent in Virginia should be familiar with the conditions for either custody or visitation before determining whether to file a petition to request either from a court of law.
Are you a grandparent trying to get custody or visitation with your grandchild in Virginia?
Are you trying to exercise your rights as a grandparent in Virginia?
How your case is handled may make all the difference in world as to how your life progresses from this potentially traumatic event. Don’t let someone who will not keep you informed as to the status of your case keep you in the dark. The relationship you have with your attorney during this very difficult period can have a substantial impact on your mental health. You need and deserve a lawyer who is looking out for you.
You want a lawyer who will take the time to sit down with you and explain the process and why a particular strategy is being used. You want a lawyer who will listen to you and keep your best interests at heart.
If you need help with exercising your rights as a grandparent in Virginia, then contact the SRIS Law Group Virginia grandparent’s rights lawyers for help.
How can a SRIS Law Group lawyer help you?
First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you. We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option. We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us. Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us. However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the office. Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney. To learn more about how a SRIS Law Group can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.
Our Virginia grandparents’ rights attorneys will do their best to help you.
Virginia Code § 20-124.1.
“Person with a legitimate interest” shall be broadly construed and includes, but is not limited to grandparents, stepparents, former stepparents, blood relatives and family members provided any such party has intervened in the suit or is otherwise properly before the court. The term shall be broadly construed to accommodate the best interest of the child. A party with a legitimate interest shall not include any person (i) whose parental rights have been terminated by court order, either voluntarily or involuntarily, (ii) whose interest in the child derives from or through a person whose parental rights have been terminated, either voluntarily or involuntarily, including but not limited to grandparents, stepparents, former stepparents, blood relatives and family members, if the child subsequently has been legally adopted, except where a final order of adoption is entered pursuant to § 63.2-1241, or (iii) who has been convicted of a violation of subsection A of § 18.2-61, § 18.2-63, subsection B of § 18.2-366, or an equivalent offense of another state, the United States, or any foreign jurisdiction, when the child who is the subject of the petition was conceived as a result of such violation.
The SRIS Law Group lawyers assist clients in the following counties in Virginia:
Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Chantilly County, Virginia Beach City, Prince William County, Woodbridge County, Manassas City, Manassas Park, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Loudoun County, Norfolk County, Chesapeake County, Arlington County, Richmond County, Newport News County, Hampton County, Alexandria County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Portsmouth County, Hanover County, Albemarle County, Roanoke County, Montgomery County, Suffolk County, Rockingham County, Frederick County, Fredericksburg County, Augusta County, Lynchburg County, Bedford County, Fauquier County, York County, Pittsylvania County, James City, Henry County, Campbell County, Washington County, Franklin County, Harrisonburg County, Northern Virginia & Hampton Roads.