grandparents rights in wv what are they

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“Old World Breads”

Since: Mar 07

Logan WV

#1 Mar 10, 2007
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT AND IF GRANDPARENTS HAVE RIGHTS TO SEE GRANDCHILDREN BY LAW IN WV. HOW DO YOU COPE WITH A DAUGHTER IN-LAW THAT WANTS THE CHILD AROUND HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY MOSTLY AND THE OTHER SIDE FILLS PUSHED BACK. HER (SIDE)PARENTS AND FAMILY HAS HAD THERE BONDING TIME WITH THE BABY BUT THE OTHER SIDE HAS NOT.
Anna

Memphis, TN

#2 May 25, 2007
truechater wrote:
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT AND IF GRANDPARENTS HAVE RIGHTS TO SEE GRANDCHILDREN BY LAW IN WV. HOW DO YOU COPE WITH A DAUGHTER IN-LAW THAT WANTS THE CHILD AROUND HER SIDE OF THE FAMILY MOSTLY AND THE OTHER SIDE FILLS PUSHED BACK. HER (SIDE)PARENTS AND FAMILY HAS HAD THERE BONDING TIME WITH THE BABY BUT THE OTHER SIDE HAS NOT.
Grandparents rights in WV are not what they used to be. Unfortunatly, unless there is abuse/neglect in the child's household or an unsafe environment, you really don't have much of a case to envoke these "grandparent rights."
Has there been a death in the family? In my case, my husband passed away and my child's paternal grandparents are trying to envoke these rights. In most cases like this, the judge will listen to your plight, but will not always side with the grandparents. He/She (judge) may say they will not deside whether the child needs to spend an "X" amount of time with them, especially if they are already seeing the child in some way shape or form.
My suggestion to you is to try and talk things thru with your daughter-in-law and try to come to a fair aggreement. This is the best thing that can happen because all going to court will do is cause unwarrented hurt feelings and animosity that does not need to be there for that beautiful grandbaby. Ultimately...you may not want to hear this, but she is the baby's mother and will be the one making the decitions until the child is of a decition making age.
lisa powell

Scott Depot, WV

#3 Jun 4, 2007
well i think its a priveledge for grandparents to see their grandkids because the parents rights are sometimes pushed a side for the grandparents. I know i had took in to a older lady and became so close to her that i started calling her mom because my family had turned their back on me because my child is bi-racial, now i have to fight in court because she claims i gave her my son at 4 days old i have to fight in court against lawyers by myself even though cps never wanted to take him from me a mother and father should have total control over their children.
DaMole

United States

#4 Jun 11, 2007
There are Rights in WV!!!! LOL

“Mad At The World”

Since: Aug 07

Logan, WV

#5 Aug 7, 2007
Check with a good lawyer in WV. He or she can put you on the right path.
Tamara

AOL

#6 May 14, 2008
My own daughter is now in her own words saying I cant see my grandson, over what she calls BS that is being spread about her. For one....the talk is truths. Do I have rights to see the grandchild Ive bonded with for 4 months and 8 days? Ive kept him overnight since she left but in 3 days now Ive only been able to kiss him for a 5 minute meet at where she lives. I want to see him so he wont forget me. Stubborn imature teens! Any help??
just a mom

United States

#7 May 14, 2008
My mother in law was going through a similar situation and was told that in less the parent is dead or completly out of the picture a grandparent can not push for visitation. BUT from my expierence with the family court system...it is all about who you know!!
Cam

Pineville, WV

#8 May 16, 2008
the laws are true... grandparents do not have any rights unless their child (the parent) is dead then the grandparents can take over their visitation....
Mother of 4

United States

#9 May 16, 2008
You know I just can't understand why you wouldn't want your child to be around their grandparents? It blows my mind. Until 3 years ago I raised my three kids by my self. And my oldest daughters family lives in Massachuttes and you know I do all I can to make sure she see's her granny and her gram. Honestly my ex-in-laws were the best part of my marriage. All my kids see their grandparents and Yes I make the 15 hour drive so she can!! As long as they aren't a danger to your children why wouldn't you want you to have those experiences that they can only get from their grandparents. Maybe it's because I was raied by my family, all of them. and I think you need all of them to help round out a child, especally these days. I hope you grandparents get to see your gran-babies my prayers are with you.
N2Law4u

AOL

#10 May 18, 2008
If at all possible you should try to mediate this outside without court involvement, if it doesn't work then petition for visitation, this is not to say the Judge will make a determination, but maybe it could help, but then again could also backfire in your face and the mother would be mad that you "Hauled her to Court". I have heard Judges tell parents that the grandparents should be allowed to see the grandchildren, but also be mindful they are your grandchildren and not your children, so caution should be exercised in how this is approached with the parents.
man resident

Gilbert, WV

#11 May 18, 2008
My grandparents raised me and my brothers and eventually adopted us, which was the absolute best thing that could ever happen to us, however, I know find myself in a tough situation with my real mom - she has always been in and out of our lives, and for the past five years, she straightened her life up, married a great man, and had a wonderful life. She was my mom and my best friend, she babysit my kids while I worked, and helped me so much when I first went back to school, then one day, she was gone. The grandmother my kids loved so much was not in their lives anymore, she didn't call to check on them, she missed birthdays, Christmas, their entire lives for the past year, and it kills me inside. My kids kept asking where their Mamaw was, and eventually I quit lying for her and now I tell them the truth. I've been tore up over all this, but I have to put all that wasted energy into my kids and their happiness. My point...grandparents do have rights, and most of them are good, decent people that deserve to know their grandkids, but there's a few that the kids are better off without. All of you that have good parents, in-laws, or whatever that are good to your kids, you need to THANK GOD for those people and never take them for granted. Because you know what, I would love to have someone like that in my life.
jennymaegrams

Alexandria, VA

#12 Jun 12, 2008
I HAVE A GRANDSON 3 YEARS OLD, MY SON NEVER MARRIED HIS MOTHER, THEY HAVE A NOTORIZED PAPER WITH VISITATION RIGHTS ETC. ALL WAS WELL, I SAW MY GRANDSON EVERYDAY, RAISED HIM WITH ALL THE LOVE I GAVE MY OWN CHILDREN, NOW BETH WANTS TO MOVE FROM WEST WIRGINIA TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO BE WITH HER MOTHER. NO NOTICE, JUST ONE DAY SHE SAYS YOU CAN KEEP YOUR GRANDSON OVERNIGHT BECAUSE WE ARE LEAVING IN THE MORNING. MY SON CAN'T AFFORD A LAWYER, WENT TO EVERY PLACE HE COULD FOR HELP, ONLY WAS TOLD HE CAN FILE FOR KIDNAPPING CHARGES IF SHE LEAVES THE STATE. MY LIFE IS A BLUR WITH WORRIES, I CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT WORRYING WHAT TO DO UNTIL A COURT DAY IS SET. I LOVE THAT BOY SO MUCH, I DON'T THINK I CAN LIVE WITH THIS
george

Martinsburg, WV

#13 Jun 23, 2008
Mother of 4 wrote:
You know I just can't understand why you wouldn't want your child to be around their grandparents? It blows my mind. Until 3 years ago I raised my three kids by my self. And my oldest daughters family lives in Massachuttes and you know I do all I can to make sure she see's her granny and her gram. Honestly my ex-in-laws were the best part of my marriage. All my kids see their grandparents and Yes I make the 15 hour drive so she can!! As long as they aren't a danger to your children why wouldn't you want you to have those experiences that they can only get from their grandparents. Maybe it's because I was raied by my family, all of them. and I think you need all of them to help round out a child, especally these days. I hope you grandparents get to see your gran-babies my prayers are with you.
not all grandparents are good
george

Martinsburg, WV

#14 Jun 23, 2008
child has 3 sets of grandparents 1 set supplies a home,car,furnishings plus money. 1 is normal comes over to visit the other wants the child to take home and keep her she has never supported or visited more then 48 hours in one year never went to a birthday party or holiday event no one in her family likes her so does she have a right to visit?

“Jesco is my baby daddy”

Since: May 08

Boone County

#15 Jun 23, 2008
from what a friend told me there is such thing as grandparents rights.......he just went thru that....his parents are entitled to one weekend out of the month...4 hr visits for 2 days.....call mark hobbs thats who helped him....
Susie

Kinston, NC

#16 Jun 29, 2008
jennymaegrams wrote:
I HAVE A GRANDSON 3 YEARS OLD, MY SON NEVER MARRIED HIS MOTHER, THEY HAVE A NOTORIZED PAPER WITH VISITATION RIGHTS ETC. ALL WAS WELL, I SAW MY GRANDSON EVERYDAY, RAISED HIM WITH ALL THE LOVE I GAVE MY OWN CHILDREN, NOW BETH WANTS TO MOVE FROM WEST WIRGINIA TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO BE WITH HER MOTHER. NO NOTICE, JUST ONE DAY SHE SAYS YOU CAN KEEP YOUR GRANDSON OVERNIGHT BECAUSE WE ARE LEAVING IN THE MORNING. MY SON CAN'T AFFORD A LAWYER, WENT TO EVERY PLACE HE COULD FOR HELP, ONLY WAS TOLD HE CAN FILE FOR KIDNAPPING CHARGES IF SHE LEAVES THE STATE. MY LIFE IS A BLUR WITH WORRIES, I CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT WORRYING WHAT TO DO UNTIL A COURT DAY IS SET. I LOVE THAT BOY SO MUCH, I DON'T THINK I CAN LIVE WITH THIS
Stay on as good terms as possible with your grandson's mother. You will probably see him more often this way than you will through the courts. I know how you feel because I have gone through very similar problems with my granddaughter. Please don't show anger and do whatever it takes to stay in her good graces. God bless you!
george

Martinsburg, WV

#17 Jul 15, 2008
No one has a right to force visitation on GOOD FIT parents. Our only crime was taking care of our child and providing her with love and everything she needed she may be your grandchild but she is our child. We did not have kids for you. We live in the land of the free to sue
MOORE baker wv

Radford, VA

#18 Aug 8, 2008
Since last summer my grandson has to stay with his father during the summer every other week all week long. my grandson is very unhappy about this but his father doesn't care. he will not allow us to visit with our grandson when he has him. our daughter and her former husband have been divorced for 7 yrs.our grandson lives with her full time and he is 8yrs.old. we have a very close bond with him and it upsets him very much when he can't see or call us. his father only lives 15 minutes us and is always calling his son hurtful names and tells him he lies. please let me know what we can do.
RedNeckChick

United States

#19 Aug 11, 2008
MOORE baker wv wrote:
Since last summer my grandson has to stay with his father during the summer every other week all week long. my grandson is very unhappy about this but his father doesn't care. he will not allow us to visit with our grandson when he has him. our daughter and her former husband have been divorced for 7 yrs.our grandson lives with her full time and he is 8yrs.old. we have a very close bond with him and it upsets him very much when he can't see or call us. his father only lives 15 minutes us and is always calling his son hurtful names and tells him he lies. please let me know what we can do.
Your daughter needs to talk to a lawyer! If the child is being mistreated in ANY WAY then the judge should be able to help. A friend of mine is going thru this with her 2 kids. Her ex-husband is teaching her 3yr old to do things and say things to his mother. She has talked to the lawyer but I have't found out what they are going to do, but I do know that if the child doesn't want to go then he can't be forced. My best advice is for your daughter to talk to a lawyer and see what options she has.
Honest Father

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#20 Aug 21, 2008
I must say there are reasons that parents wouldn't want there children to see a grandparent. If those grandparent favored on child over the other, and shunned the other child. It is bad for both children and I hope to god that grandparents rights would allow such an atrocity and injustic happen.

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