Causes Durham NC Grandparent Custody

By Barbara Powell


In our society the human interpersonal relationships are crucial factors for our happiness and sorrow. If we are lucky to maintain a good relationship among our beloved family members we have achieved the goal in our life. On the other hand if the family relationships are ruined it may be difficult for anybody to proceed with mental happiness and physical well-being. The following factors form the main causes Durham NC Grandparent custody.

If you are a antecedent who is suspicious of abuse towards your grandchild and would like to build a case to take to court to petition for custody, you will need to provide documentation of any habits or withdrawal actions your grandchildren may be exhibiting. Knowing the warning signs for abuse in children will enable to start a diary of the time that you spend with them.

Take note of your grandchild's behavior when you arrive to pick them up for your scheduled visitation. Do they seem happy to see you? Are they withdrawn and act like nothing in life is worth the attention? Do they seem to be on edge? Do they avoid saying good-bye to one or both of their parents? Do they have on suitable clothes for the temperature, or are they wearing big clothes that can hide any form of bruises or markings from a physical attack?

Do they talk freely with you or only answer in short "yes" or "no" comments? Do they have mood swings that appear out of nowhere and can be either very depressive or excessively aggressive in nature? Are they clean and neat or look like they haven't had a bath or put on dirty clothes? Do they let you hug them or give them a kiss without seeming to flinch or shy away?

The parents are mentally ill which will become a risk to the teenager. If the predecessors have such intimate relationship with youngster in the court can't hinder. Therefore the predecessor has to look after them for a period of not less than 12 months. From the above requirements it can be seen that getting child custody rights is not easy under the present laws. It may be easier when both or either of the parents is deceased or they have abandoned youngster rendering the teen in need of a proper guardian.

If you find there is a battle ensuing over custody - by either the other grandparents or family members for example like brothers or sisters who are the uncles/aunts of the children- hire an attorney as soon as you feel that your rights may be overlooked. Even if both parents awarded custody to someone other than you, you do still have the right for visitation. While it may be unfortunate that a court has to make this decision, you must think of what's best for them and for you.

To overcome the above hurdle, predecessors can seek temporary custody of their grandchildren. The predecessors who are going to raise youngster need to satisfy the court that they are physically and emotionally well fit for supporting youngster. During the tenure of temporary custody the court may order for financial support by the parent. The parents can end the temporary keeping on a petition filed to the court.

As a antecedent you should keep in mind their interest. Many antecedents that are in good relationship with your grandchildren and their parents do live a very enjoyable life. The rights of antecedent's custody rights are certainly something to check out.




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