Grandparent Rights Attorney

Securing Grandparent-Grandchild Visitation Rights Throughout WV

Are you being kept away from your grandchild? If you are a grandparent who is being wrongfully prevented from spending quality time with your grandchild, Isner Law Office in Elkins can help you seek a court order to visit with your grandchild.

Many grandparents suffer as a result of situations that are completely out of their control. A bitter divorce, the death of a child (who is the parent of a grandchild), and other unfortunate situations can result in your grandchild being deprived of your care when he or she needs it most. Our attorneys are skilled at preparing petitions to assist you with exercising your rights as a grandparent throughout the entire state of West Virginia.

Orders of Visitation For Grandchildren

As the grandparent of a child with whom you previously enjoyed a close family relationship with, courts are likely to take this aspect into strong consideration as one of the factors used to issue an order of visitation. This is particularly true in cases where the child’s own parents may have exhibited less than ideal actions and behaviors in the past. Our legal team can help you seek the opportunity to provide your grandchild with the stable, positive, and loving influence of a caring grandparent.

WV Visitation Rights For Grandparents

It is important to note that the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court, have previously ruled that a fit parent has the inherent right to make all decisions regarding the care, custody, and control of his or her own children. Therefore, the will of the parent(s) must be given significant weight. However, this does not preclude the possibility of seeking (and being awarded) visitation rights. West Virginia law provides courts with the authority to grant reasonable visitation when it is both in the best interest of the child and when it would not substantially interfere with the relationship of the parent and child. At Isner Law Office, we would be pleased to set up a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.

Contact Isner Law Office at: (304) 636-7681.