Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: Grandparents

Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody – Grandparents – One Year’s Placement – Review Hearings – Constitutional — Waiver (access required)

In re T.P. Even though the child spent several months with his maternal grandparents and several months with his paternal grandparents, he was nevertheless placed with relatives for more than a year. Therefore, the trial court could waive further review hearings under G.S. § 7B-906. We affirm the trial court’s award of custody to the paternal grandparents.

Read More »

Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody & Visitation – Grandparents – Standing (access required)

Rodriguez v. Rodriguez. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0409, 25 pp.) (Donna S. Stroud, J.) (Wanda G. Bryant, J., concurring in part & dissenting in part) Appealed from Brunswick County District Court. (Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here for ...

Read More »

Domestic Relations – Child Custody – Visitation – Grandmother’s Fitness – Changed Circumstances (access required)

Slawek v. Slawek. Over eight years, the intervenor-maternal grandmother has attempted to gain custody of the minor children, leaving the children anxious and insecure. The grandmother's worsening relationship with the children's father, her hiring of a private detective to investigate the father, and her attempts to indoctrinate the children into her religion and to pull them away from their own all contributed to the children's anxiety and insecurity. We affirm the trial court's finding of a change in circumstances and its conclusion that the grandmother is not a fit and proper person to have visitation with the children.

Read More »