New York Grandparents' Rights Attorney
Let Eiges & Orgel, PLLC Fight to Protect Your Rights
It often occurs that, following a
divorce, the grandparents of the children involved lose a lot of the time they
were accustomed to spending with their grandchildren. Under New York law,
there is not an inbuilt assumption that the grandparents should be granted
access to their grandchildren. It is thus vital to have a knowledgeable
attorney fighting for your rights; these situations require a creative
address in order to effectively pursue the outcome you desire.
If you would like to discuss your case with a New York child custody attorney,
contact our firm at (347) 848-1850.
Understanding Your Rights as a Grandparent
It may become necessary for a grandparent to step into a
family law situation if they are the most suited to care for the children. In some
cases, even when the nuclear family is still intact, there may be legal
action taken for the grandparents to seek visitation rights. If the biological
parents are not caring for the child as they should, for example, the
grandparents could step up to fight for
child custody. Unfortunately, the law does not always protect these rights as they should.
All too often, grandparents have seen grandchildren taken away from them
following the death of their child should their child's spouse deny
them—even if they previously maintained a healthy relationship with
their child. In some cases, only when grandparents served as de facto
parents where they lived in the same household were they able to maintain
visitation rights. Because this is a complex area of the law, we encourage
you to speak with a lawyer our firm.
When Can Grandparents Petition for Visitation Rights?
Certain conditions must exist and be proven in order to successfully petition
for child custody and
visitation rights. If one of the parents is deceased, visitation rights may be granted to
the grandparents. Otherwise, the only condition that technically applies
is "where circumstances show that conditions exist which equity would
see fit to intervene."
If you are concerned for the welfare of your grandchildren or if you can
show you are an established and vital element in the children's lives,
the court may render a decision in your favor. Ultimately, the court will
act in accordance with what it deems to be the child's best interests;
thus, any action you take must effectively address this central issue.
Asserting Grandparents' Rights in Custody Cases
At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, we know that this is a tricky area of the law,
but we are prepared to help in every way possible. With us, you will have
an advocate on your side who is
prepared to go the distance to protect your rights. We go above and beyond in our efforts to provide clients with the high-quality
legal assistance they need, when they need it most. When you are fighting
for your rights, it's crucial that you are represented by a New York
child custody lawyer.
Kenneth Eiges has hosted a radio show on divorce issues, appeared on numerous
TV shows and written articles on the subject. Linda Eiges has hosted radio
shows along with him and has also testified and advised the City Council
on legal issues. At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, we have served thousands
of clients and we are committed to providing quality legal representation
to those in need of our help. If you ready to find out how we can assist
you, contact us today.
Don’t give up your rights as a grandparent! Contact Eiges & Orgel,
PLLC today for a
free case evaluation.