GRANDPARENTs RIGHTS for visitation

in West Virginia

Consult with Trump & Trump, L.C. on Grandparents Rights

As part of a changing family dynamic, grandparents may seek to maintain a strong presence in their grandchild’s life. The court may grant or refuse grandparent visitation, so it is essential to have a strong and experienced West Virginia lawyer from Trump & Trump, L.C. by your side. We take the time to help you understand the many facets of the law and what they mean to your family based on each set of circumstances.

Learn About West Virginia Grandparents Rights

The West Virginia Legislature agrees on the importance of grandparents rights and defines over a dozen factors that the court may take into consideration when determining grandparent visitation. These include:

(1) The age of the child;

(2) The relationship between the child and the grandparent;

(3) The relationship between each of the child’s parents or the person with whom the child is residing and the grandparent;

(4) The amount of time since the child last had contact with the grandparent;

(5) The effect that such visitation will have on the relationship between the child and the child’s parents or the person with whom the child is residing;

(6) If the parents are divorced or separated, the custody and visitation arrangement which exists between the parents with regard to the child;

(7) The time available to the child and his or her parents, giving consideration to such matters as each parent’s employment schedule, the child’s schedule for home, school and community activities, and the child’s and parents’ holiday and vacation schedule;

(8) The good faith of the grandparent in filing the motion or petition;

(9) Any history of physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect being performed, procured, assisted or condoned by the grandparent;

(10) Whether the child has, in the past, resided with the grandparent for a significant period or periods of time, with or without the child’s parent or parents;

(11) Whether the grandparent has, in the past, been a significant caretaker for the child, regardless of whether the child resided inside or outside of the grandparent’s residence;

(12) The preference of the parents with regard to the requested visitation; and

(13) Any other factor relevant to the best interests of the child.

Call Trump & Trump, L.C. for Information on Grandparents Rights

Consult with Trump & Trump, L.C. today in Martinsburg or Berkeley Springs regarding grandparent visitation. For more information, see West Virginia Code, Chapter 48 – Domestic Relations, Article 10 – Grandparent Visitation, at this link: