Stable and supportive environments are crucial to a child’s health and well-being. Having healthy relationships with their primary caregivers is also vital, as these relationships impact every part of their development.1 Grandparents often have established relationships with their grandchildren and volunteer to help with the many demands of raising a child. However, what happens when a parent cannot provide a child with an appropriate environment or relationship to develop and thrive? Third parties, like grandparents, may be able to step in to take over the biological parents’ role in supporting these children. Continue reading →
Gray v. Holliday, COA20-425 (May 2021) (unpublished).
In Greensboro, grandparent visitation rights may be awarded if the Court deems it appropriate. This often happens by intervening in the custody battle being fought by the custodial parents. But what happens when one of the parents passes away before the custody issue is resolved? Or what happens in a case where there is no underlying custody litigation, and a grandparent wishes to begin one? Continue reading →