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 near future.

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.

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