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Grandparents' Rights

Most divorces are centered on the custody rights of mothers and fathers; grandparents are often left out of the loop.

But there are certain times when grandparents’ rights are just as important as parents’ rights, especially if the grandparents are the primary caretakers of the grandchildren or are concerned about maintaining a relationship with their grandchildren after the divorce.

But the question is: do grandparents have any legal rights to custody or visitation?

In the state of New York, they do. Grandparents have the right to seek visitation rights with their grandchildren. In rare occasions, grandparents can even seek custody of their grandchildren if they have legal standing to do so.

The courts look at a variety of issues when deciding whether the grandparents should receive visitation rights or custody. However, the details concerning these rights can get complicated, and require the experience and insight of an experienced family law attorney.

A child’s best interests should always be placed first. If you are worried about your grandchildren or your relationship with them after the divorce, we encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Ian S. Mednick. You might be concerned about their well-being and safety. Regardless of the situation, we can help.

Mr. Mednick is highly experienced with family law and has helped grandparents fight for their rights for over 15 years. We offer free consultations and can answer any questions you might have.

In some cases, the law might not be the best option. Legal mediation or personal negotiation might work out better than going to court. It’s important to understand your options and share your concerns with a lawyer who will listen to your needs and provide sound legal advice. We can help you understand your rights and continue a relationship with your grandchildren.

Divorce affects the entire family, including the grandparents. It is sad when grandparents are denied visitation rights, but it happens all the time. Don’t be left in the dark when it comes to your grandchildren.

To speak to attorney, Ian S. Mednick about your concerns, call 631-780-7080 today.