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Grandparent Visitation Rights

Child Custody & Parenting Plans

Last updated on 08/18/2023 at 7:06 pm

Do grandparents have legal rights to visit with their grandchildren in West Virginia?

What should I do if I want to have visitation with my grandchild?

In West Virginia, is a grandparent permitted to seek court-ordered visitation with a grandchild?

What if my son or daughter is not available to participate in the case, or does not have custody or visits with the grandchild?

What if my own son or daughter will not let me visit with my grandchild? Or if I want to visit with the grandchild more than my own son or daughter lets me?

How does the court figure out whether Grandparent Visitation is in the “Best Interests” of the child?

Who speaks for the children?

Under the law, who qualifies as a “grandparent” who can file for visitation?

Who can seek grandparent visitation?

Where do I file for visitation?

Should I get a note from my grandchild saying she wants to visit me?

What is Supervised Visitation?

Can a court take away a grandparent’s rights?

What if I filed for visitation in a previous court proceeding and a final order was issued already? What can I do now?

What if my son/daughter’s ex-wife/husband remarries?

What happens if my grandchild is later adopted?