New York Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer

Family Law Attorney in Long Island

The rights of a father or mother in regards to child custody and visitation have long been recognized by courts throughout the U.S. While fathers’ rights are a newer concept and are still making progress, grandparents’ rights are another relatively new idea. A grandparent often plays a major role in enriching a child’s life and attributing to his or her happiness and wellbeing.

If you are a grandparent who is seeking custody of your grandchild or would like to seek visitation rights in regards to your grandchild, an attorney can assist you with this. An experienced New York family law attorney can discuss your situation with you and determine what to do to help.

At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, our experienced and compassionate lawyers represent grandparents in family law matters throughout Long Island, New York.

Grandparent Custody and Visitation in New York

The relationship between a child and his or her grandparents is special and should be preserved. There are particular circumstances where a grandparent or grandparents will be awarded custody of their grandchild, or where visitation may be awarded by the court when the child’s parents are denying this.

You will need a lawyer to evaluate your particular situation and the circumstances of your custody or visitation issue in order to determine whether you may be able to get custody or demand visitation. At times, grandparents will care for their grandchildren for a year or more while the parents are away or unstable. What happens when the parent then decides to take the children back and will not allow the grandparents to even visit? How can you be sure that your grandchildren are in a safe environment? This is one situation where custody may be awarded to a grandparent, depending upon the specific situation. As such, you will need to consult an attorney immediately in order to assert your rights in these cases and also protect your grandchild.

Contact a New York grandparents’ rights attorney at Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law today!