New York Grandparents’ Rights Lawyer
Seeking Visitation Rights? Call Lois M. Brenner, Esq. for Help.
For most grandparents, the idea of being unable to see their grandchildren
is inconceivable. In reality, however, thousands of grandparents have
faced the loss of their visitation rights. While some have successfully
negotiated for the right to see their grandchildren, others have had to
learn to live without regular contact. Currently, there is no uniform
law in the United States regarding grandparents’ visitation rights
– and, unfortunately, it is unlikely that there will be one in the
If you need help seeking visitation with your grandchildren in New York,
please do not hesitate to contact our New York family law attorney, Lois
M. Brenner, Esq. You can reach our office at (646) 663-4546.
Grandparents’ Rights Are Decided By Each Individual State
Family matters are left up to the states to decide, and while some states
have statutes providing for grandparent visitation, it does not make winning
a case simple or easy. State laws regarding this issue vary from permissive
to stringent, and many judges will consider case law when ruling on matters
of grandparents’ rights. The Supreme Court case that relates to
grandparents’ rights is Troxel v. Granville, which involved the
right of third parties to seek visitation with children in Washington State.
In this case, Troxel v. Granville, the Supreme Court ruled that the statute
was overly broad. As it had been written, the statute required only that
such visits be in the best interests of the children. For this reason,
the court decided that the statute violated a parent’s right to
make decisions regarding the care, custody, and control of their children.
Serving & Protecting New York City Families for Over 35 Years
Lois M. Brenner, Esq. and our dedicated legal team have successfully handled
all types of
divorce and family law matters for over 35 years. As a highly respected legal professional with
a medical background in psychology, Lois has been featured on highly acclaimed
television programs like
Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and
CNN. If you need help seeking visitation with your grandchildren, we encourage
you to discuss your options with our New York family divorce lawyer today.