Grandparents’ Rights in Queens, NY
Queens Divorce Lawyer Handling Family Law Matters
Grandparents play an essential role in their grandchildren's lives.
In addition to offering their grandchildren emotional support, grandparents
also oftentimes assist with vital childcare and financial support. In
fact, the Pew Research Center found in 2010 that 1 in 10 children in the
U.S. resides with a grandparent, reflecting sharp increase in this statistic
that occurred during the Great Recession. Of those children, 4 in 10 are
primarily raised by one or more grandparents. Considering how important
grandparents can be in their grandchildren's lives, it is important
that these individuals' rights are protected when it comes to having
access to their grandsons and granddaughters.
If you are a grandparent in or around Queens, New York who is being unfairly
denied the ability to spend time with your grandchildren, you can turn
to the Law Offices of Donald Mastrodomenico, P.C. for assistance. Our
skilled Queens divorce attorneys can help you fight to protect your rights
so that you and your grandchildren can maintain your relationship. We
help grandparents who are seeking visitation rights, as well as those
who are seeking
child custody of their grandchildren.
Taking a Stand for Your Visitation Rights
New York's laws concerning visitation rights of grandparents other
non-parent relatives are complex, which is why it is important to work
with a qualified divorce attorney when dealing with types of matters.
The important thing to know is that you will need prove to the court that
such visitation rights would be in the grandchild's or grandchildren's
best interests. This will usually require showing that you and your grandchild
had a substantial relationship before you were denied access to the minor.
Grandparents often have to fight for their visitation rights after
divorces occur between the grandchildren's parents, though they can also occur
as the result of other events. It may be necessary for a grandparent to
fight for custody when the grandchild's is being cared for by an unfit
parent or guardian, such as one who is abusing or neglecting the child.
When something as valuable as your relationship with your grandchild is
placed in jeopardy, you will want not want to risk having mediocre legal
Contact our firm so that you can receive quality legal representation from a highly skilled
Queens divorce lawyer!