Protecting Grandparents’ Visitation Rights
If a grandparent is the primary caretaker of the child, then it is presumed that visitation is in the best interests of the child. Despite this statutory standard, case law has shown grandparent visitation to be very difficult. That is why you need an experienced attorney on your side.
With more than 30 years of experience, our attorney Christopher Rade Musulin, Esquire, at Musulin Law Firm, LLC, can help you.
Eight Factors New Jersey Courts Examine In Grandparent Visitation Cases
Under New Jersey Law, there are eight factors the court will specifically apply to the individual grandparent visitation case at hand:
- The relationship between the child and the applicant
- The relationship between each of the child’s parents or the person with whom the child is residing and the applicant
- The time that has elapsed since the child last had contact with the applicant
- The effect that such visitation will have on the relationship between the child and the child’s parent or the person with whom the child is residing
- If the parents are divorced or separated, the time-sharing arrangement that exists between the parents with regard to the child
- The good faith of the applicant in filing the application
- Any history of physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect by the applicant
- Any other factor relevant to the best interests of the child
In addition, the New Jersey Supreme Court has determined that a grandparent has the burden of proving that denying visitation would be detrimental to the grandchild.
Learn What We Can Do For You
To schedule a consultation with Christopher Rade Musulin, Esquire, or one of our other experienced lawyers, to talk about grandparents’ rights, call Musulin Law Firm, LLC, at 609-267-0070 or contact the firm online.
With an office in Mount Holly, we serve clients with matters venued, or in, Burlington County and throughout South Jersey counties.