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NY Grandparent’s Rights Lawyer

If you need to make sure that you are able to see your grandchildren and protect your rights to do so, it is important that you hire the help of a grandparent’s rights lawyer that can help you out. By contacting Todd Spodek and his esteemed law firm, you will have the chance to break through the barriers that are keeping you from the child. These situations happen in divorce and separation cases, particularly when you are not on the same page with the child’s parents. The more that you know about grandparent’s rights in the state of New York, the better results you can hope to get if the matter goes to court.

With this in the back of your head, get the most out of these tips and hire a grandparent’s rights lawyer that is capable of helping you out.

Contact a law firm to get started on your case

Your first approach needs to be reaching out to a law firm that handles grandparents rights cases. There are plenty of family law firms in the state of New York, but not all are created equally. If you are seeking assistance from one of these law firms, it is important that you contact them early in the process in order to start mediation.

By seeking mediation first, you will get the best outcome of your case. If mediation happens to fail, your attorney will be happy to take the next step of filing a petition for visitation. The courts will consider the relationship that you had with your grandkids, among other measures. This is why choosing a great lawyer is so crucial, since it is up to them to put together evidence to help you.

Negotiate as much as you can

Taking the time to negotiate will reduce your legal fees and also allow you to guarantee the most favorable outcome. Todd Spodek and his legal attorneys are the most experienced around when it comes to negotiating with your grandchildren’s parents. This is most beneficial for everyone involved, since people will be able to hear each other’s point of view while putting together a reasonable agreement.

Be aware of your rights

As a grandparent in the state of New York, you need to be confident in the fact that this is a right and not a preference. As long as you can prove that you had a positive and meaningful relationship with your grandchildren prior to not being able to see them, you will be able to do what is best for the child and stay involved in their lives.

By understanding your rights, you and your law firm will be able to put forth the most favorable case.

When you consider these tips, you will get the chance to receive legal aid as a grandparent hoping to maintain visitation rights with a grandchild. The state of New York has certain provisions related to grandparents rights, so always take advantage of this and hire the assistance of a family law firm. By contacting Todd Spodek, you will be able to get started on your grandparents rights case and can take solace that it will be handled properly and under the guidance of a great law firm.

Can supervised visitation be a condition in our custody agreement?

If the court believes the parent is untrustworthy, or potentially dangerous, the court can submit that all visits be supervised. It can include this in the custody agreement. The judge can order supervised, or restricted, visits, if the judge believes the child’s welfare will be endangered as a result of regular visits. The goal of a supervised visit is to allow the child an opportunity to maintain ongoing relationships with the original parent – while in a safe setting.

The supervised visitation will generally take place in the presence of a visitation monitor, or someone who can be held responsible for overseeing the visit between the child and parent. The point of this is to ensure the child remains safe, and isn’t objected to inappropriate activity.

Here are examples where a court might agree to a supervised visit:

-Threat of kidnapping

-Non custodial parent has a history of drug, or alcohol abuse

-Threat of physical, mental, or sexual abuse

-Parent is suicidal

The judge responsible for your case will do everything in his judgement, to ensure the “best interest of the child,” is preserved. He will determine if unobstructed visitation would endanger the child’s health. The judge will decide of a visitation monitor is required or not. Judges may require the non-custodial parent to attend anger management/parenting classes, before letting him, or her, to get ANY visitation at all.

If you have other questions, please speak to one of our NYC matrimonial lawyers today.

 

 


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
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2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
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debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
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Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
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L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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