Protecting The Rights Of Grandparents
Grandparents play a special role in the lives of children, but situations such as divorce can wreak havoc on a grandparent’s ability to maintain access to their grandchildren. What can be done in such situations? The first step toward finding a solution is speaking to an experienced family law attorney.
At the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., we have been resolving visitation issues in the Buffalo area for more than 30 years. You can rely on us to explain your rights as a grandparent and pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.
What Rights Do Grandparents Have?
In New York, grandparents have the right to pursue visitation of their grandchild(ren) when:
- One or both parents are deceased. This is crucial in making sure that children maintain ties to their extended family after the loss of their parents.
- Special circumstances exist such as the incarceration of one or both parents, or when a child has been removed from his or her parents due to domestic abuse or substance abuse.
Ultimately, any decision on a petition for visitation rights will need to be approved by a judge, who will be focused on making sure visitation is in the best interest of the child. We will work with you to make sure the process is as stress-free as possible, both for you and your grandchildren.
Put An Experienced Lawyer On Your Side
If you are seeking visitation with your grandchild, contact our Williamsville law office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to answering your questions and putting your mind at ease.