Dear Worried Grandmother:
Greetings. While the matter is still pending, you may be able to file a Motion to Intervene. Generally though, you would visit with your grandchild when your child visits.
The situation of your child and his ex-wife (and her behavior) are not the problems with you gaining visitation rights. The problem is that you are a third party to the parenting relationship and therefore only afforded minimal rights, if any. You should have filed a Motion to Intervene when the custody action was first filed, but you may be able to file now also. Best of luck…and I think that no matter what you will need an attorney if you plan to intervene. Thanks
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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