Me and my wife have been married for a year now. From a previous relationship she had our 5 yr old son. His father isn't on the birth certificate and never came around, but now his father is deceased. My question is if his grandparents on his fathers side never come around nor try to contact him to see how he's doing, for his birthday, Christmas, nor anything for that matter! All the sudden they want to see him when it is convenient for them I.E. they are having a family reunion and want to show him off, is it wrong for me and my wife to tell them no?
1 Answer from Attorneys
As the child's grandparents and therefore "persons with a legitimate interest" under Va Code Sec. 20-124.1, they may petition the court to establish their
visitation rights which you will be obligated to abide by.
However, until the above occurs, you are under no obligation to accede to
any of their wishes with respect to this child.