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Hi, our son is going to court and might lose parental rights to our grandson. We were granted temporary grandparent visitation rights 20 months ago. Do we have a possibility of losing our rights to see our grandson if our son loses parental rights?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

North Carolina....sorry

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

For our son, yes. He’s scheduled to be in court on January 8th

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We have strong support for how well our grandson enjoys being with us

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Gerald-Esquire, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

NC law recognizes grand parent visitation rights. The Court may award you visitation rights where you have an existing substantial relationship with the grandchild.

You will want to file a Motion with the Court that is considering removing your son's parental rights to make sure that your visitation rights are not disturbed.

See:

https://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/statutelookup.pl?statute=50-13.2

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