One thing that you always wanted was to become a grandparent. You had a wonderful time with your children, and when you found out that your older son was becoming a father, you were thrilled.
Recently, he talked to you about seeking a divorce. He didn’t want to be with his child’s mother any longer, but you didn’t know how that was going to affect his custody case. After going through it all, he ended up with only supervised visitation, which means that you have minimal, if any, contact with your grandchild.
In a case like this, you may want to talk to your attorney about establishing visitation time with your grandchildren. If you had a close relationship with your grandchild in the past, took care of them regularly or have the belief that your grandchild is in danger in the other parent’s care, you may want to discuss seeking custody or visitation rights.
Virginia is tough on grandparents because there is a belief that parents should be able to decide what’s right for their children. However, you are still your grandchild’s family, and it may be in their best interests that you remain in their life (and vice versa). This is something your attorney can help so that you have the best chance of obtaining the visitation or custody time that you want.
You may only get one opportunity to seek custody or visitation time, so it’s smart to do all you can to make a strong case. Our site has more on the steps to take next.
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