NYC Grandparents' Rights Lawyer
Advocating for Grandparents’ Rights in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens & Staten Island
Divorce is a difficult time for not only the immediate family but for grandparents as well. Many grandparents share a special bond with their grandchildren and offer a great deal of love and affection that is important to the children's stable environment.
The state of New York usually protects the parents' wishes to preserve the grandparents' visitation rights, so if you wish to protect your grandparents' rights, it is crucial to retain legal representation to submit a well-crafted, compelling petition that may be favorably looked upon by a judge.
A NYC divorce lawyer at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. understands how devastating it can be to get denied visitation rights to see your grandchild. Thus, our firm vigorously fights to protect your right to pursue a healthy and lasting relationship with your grandchildren. We are known for offering personalized service that goes above and beyond, which is why you should contact (646) 770-0989 to retain our representation.
Factors for Determination of Visitation Rights in NYC
If there are conflicts between the parents and grandparents, visitation rights could be limited or completely denied by the parents. If you are a grandparent and you feel that your rights to visit your grandchildren have been either severely limited or denied, you can petition the court for visitation rights.
A judge must thoroughly examine and consider several elements before making a decision, such as the following:
- The physical and emotional health of the grandparent
- The bond between the grandchild and grandparent
- The relationship between the parents and grandparent
- The time elapsed since the last grandparent's visit with the grandchild
- Grandparent's good faith in requesting visitation rights
- Grandparent's domestic violence or sexual abuse history
Effects of Grandparent Visitation on Child-Parent Relationships
If a parent is determined to be unfit to care for the child, a third party, such as the grandparents, may petition the court for child custody. This can positively impact the child's wellbeing and guide them in the right direction to succeed. However, grandparents' rights don't typically eliminate the relationship the child has with their parents, but rather fosters a strong relationship that can further the child's best interests,
If you want to obtain grandparents' rights, our firm can explain all of your available legal options in detail and fight to preserve your relationship with your grandchild.
Reach out to our firm to speak with a NYC divorce attorney if you need assistance in protecting your grandparents’ rights.