NYC Grandparents’ Rights Lawyers

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In most cases, nothing is more precious to an aged adult than the day that person’s child has a child and extends the family. Being a grandparent is a wonderful privilege that many people get to enjoy. However, sometimes complications can arise, and a grandparent may not be able to receive the visitation that he or she desires. A NYC grandparent’s rights attorney can assist with such a situation. These lawyers know how important it is to keep the lines of communication open within the family. They can help to ensure that your rights are preserved and you have access to fair treatment.

Why Some Grandparents Do Not Receive Access

The reason that a grandparent may not receive access to the grandchildren may vary. One reason is that one of the parents may feel as though the grandparent undermines their authority or crosses boundaries when it comes to child rearing. Other reasons that parents deny grandparents the right to see the children may be more severe than that. The parents may suspect verbal or emotional abuse on the part of the grandparent. Since cases that involve emotional harm are so difficult to prove, the parents may try to take matters into their own hands by denying a grandparent access. Some cases in New York’s Supreme Court have held that the parents do have a right to decide that grandparents cannot see their children under those circumstances. An example of a case that ruled in favor of such a parental decision was Canales v. Aulet. Another case that upheld the parent’s denial of grandparents rights was Wilson v. McGlinchey.

The attorneys at our firm seek to prove that you, as a grandparent, are innocent of such disruptive meddling and harmful activities. If anyone is going to ensure that the judge extends grandparent’s rights to you, it is our firm. The attorneys that work for our firm are former prosecutors who have seen everything under the sun when it comes to family law and divorce. They are seasoned lawyers with more than 30 years of experience in their field. A seasoned attorney is just what you need for this type of case. You need someone who knows the tricks of the trade and how to get around some of the toughest obstacles.

Other Situations That Disallow Access

Some grandparents do not get to see their grandchildren because of a messy and emotionally stressful divorce or a long-distance move. Sometimes grandparents do not get to see their grandchildren for a combination of the two. Divorces should not be a legitimate reason for withholding a child from the grandparents, provided that everyone in the family had a healthy relationship. Our attorneys can fight for a just ruling that will give you access to your family member if you make reasonable arrangements. You may have to meet the parent half way or share the cost of flights and other transportation.

Grandparent’s Rights in New York City

The state of New York has some unusual guidelines for grandparent’s rights. Only two situations warrant a clear-cut decision for the grandparent. The first situation is if one of the parents dies. The second situation that automatically provides rights to the grandparents is when one of the parents voluntarily releases the child into the grandparent’s care, and the child lives with the grandparent for 24 months. Such a decision usually requires proof of the parent’s voluntary release of the child. Some judges require concrete proof while others may accept flimsy documentation. Our job is to legitimize your claim.

How to Get Help for Grandparent’s Rights

Allow our specialists to assess your case and see if you have a cut-and-dry situation or a complex situation. You can trust that we will work diligently to ensure that you receive a fair decision on this matter. Our goal is to bridge the gap that is between you and your grandchild. To schedule an appointment, you can call us on the phone or complete a short form. The phone number to the firm is 888-504-2746. Alternatively, you can complete a short form and tell us a little bit about your situation. We will get back to you ASAP.