Grandparents’ Rights in New York
Caring Garden City Family Lawyers
In our state, grandparents are entitled to request child
visitation rights, but only under specific circumstances, such as a divorce or the
death of a parent. Since the bond between a child and parents is considered
paramount by courts, a judge will not do anything to undermine or supersede
that bond. In cases where grandparents have a strong relationship with
a child, however, a court may decide that visitation rights are acceptable,
as it would be in the best interests of the child to continue that relationship.
The terms of visitation can be agreed upon by the parents and grandparents.
If an agreement cannot be reached, the grandparents may call on the court
to make a binding determination on the involved parties' behalf. If
you are a grandparent who is seeking visitation rights with your grandchild,
give us a call today to discuss your case.
Enlist a Knowledgeable Legal Advocate on Long Island
Jonathan E. Edwards P.C. is committed to protecting the rights of family
members in times of conflict, such as a
divorce. This includes grandparents who are in danger of losing the ability to
see their grandchildren. If the parents of your grandchild are going through
a divorce, we can provide you with legal representation in your pursuit
of visitation rights. In addition, we can help you seek
custody of your grandchild if the child's parents have been deemed unfit to
provide care, due to drug or alcohol abuse, mental illness, criminal activity,
domestic violence, or child abuse.
Our goal is to reach a resolution in which you are able to maintain the
bond you have with your grandchild, regardless of outside circumstances.
If you are seeking to protect your rights as a grandparent,
contact a Garden City family attorney from our team to fight for your ability to visit with your grandchild.