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Divorce isn’t distressing only 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 with your grandchild, Cedeño Law Group, PLLC, 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 decades of experience in family law. This helps our clients rest easy knowing that their cases are 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’ well-being first and always strive to reach a swift and favorable resolution for each case.
In general, courts have determined that grandparents and other nonparental relatives have a considerable impact on a child’s well-being, 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 between the custodial parent and the individuals seeking visitation rights are required. The assistance of a New York family law attorney from our firm is critical, as we can mediate the discussions and help the parties reach agreement. If an agreement cannot be reached, 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. To improve your chances of securing visitation rights, it is imperative that you retain the services of a skilled family law attorney from Cedeño Law Group, PLLC With a compassionate and personalized approach to each individual case, our firm can represent your interests in court and make every effort to reach the most desirable outcome for your family situation.
A case consultation is the first step toward securing your family’s future. Call our firm to schedule yours today!
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