Can aunts get visitation rights in the state of virginia? My neice and nephew have been in my life since the day they were born and now the parents have not let me see or spend time with me just because they don't like me. Is there a way to get visitation of them?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Yes, you can petition the J&DR;court in the city or county where the child
currently resides under Va. Code Sec. 20-124.1 as a "Person with a
legitimate interest" (in seeking visitation with minor child(ren) which
this statute makes clear is broadly construed and includes but is not
limited to grandparents, stepparents, former stepparents, blood relatives and family members, as long as the party has intervened in the suit or is
otherwise properly before the court.