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, 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 specific 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!