Grandparents' Rights

When it comes to family situations, the attorneys at Rotolo Karch Law are committed to helping the children involved. It is the children’s best interests that are paramount.

With the child's best interests in mind, we feel that a child’s relationship with a grandparent is important at all times, but especially when the family situation is compromised. If a custodial parent, who is the parent with legal custody of the child, attempts to prevent a child from visiting a grandparent, a grandparent may petition the courts to assert his/her grandparents’ rights by requesting a court order for scheduled visitations.

Since grandparent visitation rights are limited, it is important to discuss the case with an experienced and effective family law attorney to ensure the best possible outcome. In order to assert the rights of a grandparent in the case of a divorce, a series of conditions must be met. Conditions must also be met in the case of incarceration of a parent or parents and also in the case of illegitimacy when petitioning to the courts to assert grandparents’ rights.

Family situations are emotional. It is important to remain focused on the desired outcome despite the emotional turmoil and take the necessary steps to obtain that outcome. Victor Rotolo, Steven Karch, and the other family law attorneys at Rotolo Karch Law have the experience to handle your case and effectively represent your rights as a grandparent.

Super Lawyers Badge

Victor A. Rotolo has been included on the List of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, marking his thirteenth year of inclusion on this list. The list of New Jersey Super Lawyers is generated by the Thomson Reuters organization which employs the following methodology and set of standards to compile the list each year. Super Lawyers Selection Methodology [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]

Certified Civil Trial Attorney Badge

Victor A. Rotolo is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.

"A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney must have:

  • been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over 5 years
  • demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law
  • been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work
  • taken and passed a written examination in civil trial law."

Source: Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Attorney Certification, Brochure on Certified Civil Trial Attorney. See Rule 1:39: Specialty Certification of Attorneys.

If you are a grandparent that has guardianship or adoption questions, please know that Rotolo Karch Law also handles guardianship and adoption proceedings on behalf of grandparents as well. The attorneys at Rotolo Karch Law will serve you in a caring, concerned manner. Contact us today!

Please note: Your initial half-hour consultation session is free.

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The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.


Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Rotolo Law Firm and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and the Rotolo Law Firm for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael