Grandparents' Rights in New York

Helping Grandparents Protect Their Relationships with Their Grandchildren

Grandparent with child

Divorce, separations, break-ups, and relocations affect thousands of grandparents throughout Long Island every year. When a marriage or relationship ends, or parents move their family far away, it's often the grandparents who suffer, as they may no longer be able to see or spend time with their grandchildren. This especially holds true if a grandparent's relationship with the mother or father has become contentious, or if one of the parents wants to sever ties with a grandparent.

At Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP, we know how important it is to maintain a strong relationship with your grandchildren. Not only does having a loving relationship with your grandchildren enhance your life, but it is very good for your grandchildren, as well. Whether your objective is to gain custody of your grandchildren, or simply visitation rights, you can trust a dedicated Long Island family law attorney to help you achieve your goals.

What the Law Says About Grandparents' Rights

Unfortunately, it can be difficult for grandparents to obtain custody or visitation rights regarding their grandchildren. That being said, as a grandparent wishing to be a positive figure in your grandchild's life, you do have some options. There are many ways a skilled attorney at Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP can help you obtain a court order that grants you the right to visit with your grandchildren. We have extensive experience in this area of New York family law and have helped many grandparents throughout Long Island fight for custody or visitation. If one or both of your grandchild's parents have died, we can also help you seek permanent custody, guardianship, or even adoption. We have also represented grandparents seeking custody or guardianship because one or both parents were unfit to care for the child.

Hire a Long Island Family Lawyer Today

Generally, the courts will grant some type of access to your grandchildren as long as it serves the children's best interest. To learn more about your rights under New York family law, please don't hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience. Helping you preserve and protect your relationship with your grandchildren is among our highest priorities.

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