What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NJ
My mother in law hates me and filed a FALSE child abuse report with the police and child service. Both police and child service agents came, investigated us and found us good parents.
Needless to say, my husband and I asked her not to visit our kids any more.
A few weeks later, we received a motion from court saying my mother in law filed a case in the family court for grandparent visitation rights.
We have very young kids, toddler and babies. Given the history of her behavior, we don't want her to see our kids.
My husband is losing his job soon, so money is an issue to hire a lawyer. I did a lot of research online and have a list of NJ cases where grandparents are denied visitation rights in past ten years. I think our case is straightforward. I don't think she will hire a lawyer, so I think we can argue for ourselves in court, but my husband doesn't want to risk it and wants to hire a lawyer.
Please give your opinion if we can win the case without a lawyer. If we have to hire a lawyer, needless to say, we want a reasonably priced one having experience with grandparent visitation rights. Can you please recommend one? Thanks.