Long Island Family Attorney
What are my rights as a Grandparent?
After divorce litigation or an
uncontested divorce involving children, grandparents may be concerned about how
child custody and
visitation agreements might affect their ability to spend time with their grandchildren. Or perhaps the grandparents of a child involved in a
domestic violence situation are concerned for the safety and well-being of their grandchild. Whatever the reason or cause, grandparents should be aware of their grandparental rights. A Long Island grandparents' rights attorney at Meyers Law Group, PC may be able to help you with your family law case.
Advocating Before the Court
Grandparents can apply for visitation but there is no requirement or guarantee that the court will grant visitation. The courts base their visitation decisions on the best interests of the child. If in the unfortunate circumstance that the child's parents are deceased or are in some way unfit to care for the child, the court may decide on visitation (or even custody) by the grandparents as being in the best interests of the child. In New York, a petition for grandparent visitation might be granted over the objections of the parents as long as the parents' rights are protected as well. Our caring and dedicated family law firm will build a compelling case to advocate for the visitation rights you deserve before the family court judge. A skilled and experienced attorney can also assist grandparents in the pursuit of gaining visitation of a grandchild who has been adopted.
Enlist Powerful Representation
Our seasoned and knowledgeable firm understands that just because the parents of your grandchild may have decided to pursue separate lives does not mean that you should have to suffer separation from your grandchildren or damaged relationships. Grandparents have a very special relationship with their grandchildren and it is a relationship that should be maintained no matter the circumstances imposed in life. Call our team immediately if your relationship with your grandchildren is threatened to learn how a Long Island family lawyer from our firm can fight for your rights.