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.

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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 and 2017, marking his twelfth 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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