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" Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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" Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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Yonkers Grandparent’s Rights Lawyer

Grandparents Play an Important Role in Childhood

In a lot of families, grandparents are a major part of a kid’s formative years. They can be present in a multitude of roles in their grandchild’s life.  They may be their grandchild’s babysitter, confidant, and a source of emotional support. In many families, children happily anticipate the time they get to be around their grandparents.  Those precious moments are spent making lovely memories that they will hold in their hearts throughout their lives. When couples choose to divorce, grandparents frequently find themselves at risk of being cut off from their grandchildren. Thankfully, the Yonkers family courts can assist grandparents in protecting their ability to have continued contact with their grandkids in the aftermath of the dissolution of the parents’ marriage.

Grandparents Have Legal Rights to Their Grandchildren

Grandparents in New York City need to be aware of the fact that they have legal rights to their grandchildren in some situations. By understanding the rights that you have access to, it is important to reach out to a lawyer that handles family law. Todd Spodek and his Spodek Law Group regularly handle cases for New York grandparents who may have a claim to time with their grandchildren.

The only way to protect these rights is to first be fully aware of them. By thinking about the tips below, you will have the chance to see your grandchildren on a regular basis and with no problem.

A Rational Approach Before Petitioning The Court

You may be considering petitioning the court for your visitation rights with you grandchild.  Before you move forward with the petition to the court for visitation rights, you might attmpt other routes to secure visitation with your grandchild. U.S. law grants parents a strong constitutional right to raise their own children the way they think is best. With that being said, the best first step to achieving visitation with your grandchildren might be to discuss it with the biological parents. If you believe that that conversation will be difficult to have with them, then you have the option of suggesting mediation. All the counties in New York have their own Court approved mediation program.  In many locations, the mediation service is provided for free.

Learn All About the Visitation Law For Grandparents in New York

If you are really planning to take a case to court, first have your own understanding of the law. Grandparents have rights to their grandchildren in New York as long as they had a relationship prior to the arrangement. If you rarely see your grandkids or are estranged from them, you will have less of a legal standing going to court. Other situations will give you access to see your grandchildren, such as the unfortunate event of a parent dying.

In New York, the family courts will only hear requests for visitation rights from the natural grandparents; that is, only the biological or adoptive grandparents. This right to request does not extend to great grandparents, or other relatives, like aunts and uncles. Only biological or adoptive grandparents are able to get visitation rights.

To be sure that your right to visitation or other rights are honored, you will need to be aware of these legal facts as you hire a family law attorney.

Think About Some Custody Issues if This is the Legal Help That You Seek

While every grandparent in most situations has legal visitation rights, custody may be another issue entirely. If you are a grandparent striving to receive physical custody of your grandchildren, it begins with first establishing what gives you this right. This usually happens if a parent, or both parents, are unfit to care for the child. You might be able to work with a lawyer who can help you file your petition and assist you in taking advantage of this legal situation.

Kinship Families in New York

New York is home to more than 100,000 kinship families in which grandparents have made themselves available to serve as caretakers of their grandchildren. In many scenarios, parents are suffering from substance abuse, mental health issues, or Child Protective Services is in the process of responding to reports of child abuse and/or neglect. If Social Services removes a child from their custodian or parent, the Department is obligated to investigate whether the child has eligible relatives who should be given notice, who can apply to have the child placed in their home. This system provides a child with the chance to stay with family members instead of having to have a placement in the foster care system.

Retain a Grandparents Rights Attorney That Can Help You Out

Hiring the assistance of a lawyer is necessary if you want to file a petition with the court. By talking to a few different family law firms, you will have legal advice available to you whenever you need it. Todd Spodek is a legal professional that manages these cases and many other types of custody agreements. He will be able to assist you in filing the initial petition, in addition to making updates as they become necessary.

This law firm is nationally known, due to their reputation and the fact that Spodek has contributed pieces to magazines and newspapers, in addition to being highlighted in stories. You will be in capable hands when you decide to hire this law firm to help with your grandparents custody case. The more that you know about this form of law, the easier it will be to ask the right questions and get help.

By communicating with Todd Spodek and his firm, you will be able to get what you need out of your grandparents rights related case. This is an area of expertise for this firm, which has 50 years of business experience under their belt. To ensure that you are always doing your best in terms of your legal aid, following the points of this article will help you start. Contact Spodek and ask for a consultation.


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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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Mesonista parsons
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.
L.C.
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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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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