Grandparent Rights in an Adoption Case

Adoption Rights of Grandparent of a Child in NJ

Grandparent Visitation Rights are Protected in NJ

Grandparents of birth parents have limited rights to visitation if visitation is in the best interest of the child.  The adoption of a minor child by a stepparent cannot standing alone extinguish a grandparent’s statutory right to visitation nor can an adoption eliminate a grandparent’s visitation rights, though they can arguably be impacted in the exercise of those rights.   Thus, the Courts in New Jersey have permitted grandparents to intervene in adoption cases since they have an interest that may be prejudiced or affected by the entry of a judgment of adoption.

Do you have questions about adoption rights of grandparents in New Jersey?  If so, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.

toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or

to schedule a consultation about your particular needs.  He welcomes your calls and inquiries and you’ll find him easy to talk to and very approachable.

Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, New Jersey, Monmouth County Adoption Attorney