WHAT DOES EACH OF THE AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES MEAN
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Grandparents in North Carolina may be granted visitation in any order pertaining to custody of a child. See North Carolina General Statutes, Section 50-13.2. As such, you may file a petition in court for custody and/or visitation of the child. With a court order, the other grandparents may be held in contempt if they try to keep you away from your grandchild.
Mediation can be a very useful tool if the other grandparents are willing to attend and/or resolve this issue. To the extent they are not willing to go through the process, mediation may be a waste of time.
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