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New Jersey Grandparent Visitation Lawyers

Balancing Parents’ Rights with Grandparent Visitation

Divorce doesn’t just affect the couple and their children. The division can also impact extended family— and that includes grandparents.

Many grandparents wish to be a part of their grandchildren’s lives. However, New Jersey courts affirm a parent’s right to raise their child as they see fit. As in other child custody matters, grandparent visitation rights are given if only it is deemed in the best interest of the child.

Our New Jersey grandparents’ rights lawyers can guide you through the process of applying for visitation. Call us at (856) 281-3338 or contact us online today.

Factors in Visitation Decisions

In a grandparent visitation action, there must be evidence to prove visitation is in the child’s best interests, and the burden is on the grandparent to provide it. The child’s preferences are taken into consideration if the court finds them mature enough to make the decision.

New Jersey’s grandparent visitation statute outlines the factors that play into the court’s decision:

  • The child’s relationship with the grandparent
  • The grandparent’s relationship with each parent or guardian
  • How long it has been since the last visit
  • The impact visitation will have on the relationship between the child and his or her parents/guardians
  • The terms of the parent custody arrangement
  • The “good faith” of the grandparent’s application
  • Any history of abuse by the grandparent

Grandparent Custody

Grandparents are typically only awarded custody in complex cases. For a grandparent to be granted custody, the grandparent must show that the child is being harmed under the parent’s care. If a child is not in danger of harm, New Jersey courts do not find justification to infringe upon the parents’ right to raise their child in the manner they think best.

Providing Compassionate Representation

Whether you’re a parent working to preserve your rights or a grandparent hoping to be a positive influence for your grandchild, we can help. Our New Jersey grandparent visitation attorneys care about the families we represent and strive for a beneficial arrangement for each child.

Call (856) 281-3338 for a free case evaluation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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