Divorce isn’t only distressing for separating couples; grandparents and children are also affected by the change in family dynamics. In fact, as parents negotiate custody and visitation rights, the rights of grandparents are often overlooked. If you are a grandparent seeking to establish visitation rights for your grandchild, Peter L. Cedeño & Associates, P.C. can help you accomplish your goal and ensure that your relationship with your grandchildren survives the complications of divorce.
Our New York City divorce lawyers have several decades of experience in family law. This helps our clients rest easy knowing that their case is in the hands of a capable legal team. As evidenced by our 10/10 Superb Avvo rating and consistently positive client testimonials, we put our clients’ wellbeing first and always strive to reach a swift and favorable resolution for each case.
In general, courts have determined that grandparents and other non-parental relatives have a considerable impact on a child’s wellbeing, enabling them to maintain an active presence in a child’s life as long as it is deemed safe to do so. In New York, so-called “grandparents’ rights” can apply to any number of people who have a substantial relationship with a divorcing couple’s children.
These rights can be granted to the following parties:
The court will ultimately decide visitation rights based on the best interests of the child. In most cases, negotiations will need to be made between the custodial parent and the individuals seeking visitation rights. The assistance of a New York family law attorney from our firm is critical, as we can mediate the discussions and help both parties reach a mutually desirable agreement. If an agreement cannot be made, we will advocate on your behalf before a judge in court.
A divorce or Family Court matter should not overshadow your relationship with your grandchildren. In order to improve your chances of successfully securing visitation rights, it is imperative that you retain the services of a skilled family law attorney from Peter L. Cedeño & Associates, P.C. With a compassionate and personalized approach to each individual case, our firm can represent you interests in court and make every effort to reach the most desirable outcome for your family situation.
A case consultation is the first step towards securing your family’s future. Call our firm to schedule yours today!