Westchester County Grandparent's Rights
In the County of Westchester any Westchester County Family Lawyer will tell you, numerous grandparents are affected each year by the divorce or separation of one of their children. Such changes in circumstances for a family, whether due to a break-up or to a relocation, potentially can prevent a grandparent from having time with and access to their grandchild. This Family Law issue will be familiar to any Westchester County Grandparents Rights Lawyer, who knows these kinds of issues can be sensitive and emotional, particularly if a grandparent’s relationship with his/her inlaws is strained. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we appreciate how you are an important part of your grandchild’s world and their wellbeing, and how your grandchildren likely enrich your life as well. Therefore, we will work to preserve your relationship with them and your rights as grandparents, starting with free advice with one of our Westchester County Grandparents Rights Lawyer.
Cases involving grandparents visitation and/or grandparents custody frequently are difficult. They encompass issues other than those in regular Child Custody cases, and grandparents rights will of course differ from Mothers Rights or Fathers Rights. The rights of grandparents are more limited, governed by provisions in the state of New York that are very brief and somewhat hard to understand. A Westchester County Grandparents Rights Lawyer knows, though, that the laws in New York laws provide for grandparent visitation in cases of the death of a child’s parent. In any issue of grandparents rights, the determining factor in the case will be the best interests of the children. When it is considered to be in your grandchild’s best interest, the Westchester County Family Court will likely grant you some visitation rights with your grandchild.
Additional legal avenues for grandparents also exist, however, and we encourage you to seek out advice to understand the full range of your options and your grandparents rights. Your Westchester County Grandparents Rights Lawyer, for example, will explain ways they might help you get visitation rights granted. In some circumstances—for example, in the death of one or both parents, or when a parent has been deemed unfit to care for their child due to drug or alcohol problems—we can even help a grandparent pursue guardianship, permanent custody, or even adoption.
To make sure you’re aware of your options for grandparents rights, and to preserve your right to continue playing a positive role in your grandchildren’s lives, talk to a Westchester County Grandparents Rights Lawyer today at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We will work with you to reach a result that is respectful to your family and addresses your family’s specific situation and goals. Call for free advice: 800.696.9529. We will bring to your case our extensive Family Law experience, in cases from Visitation to Paternity, from Child Custody to Child Support, and Divorce and separation. You can meet a Westchester Family Lawyer, Manhattan Family Lawyer or a Nassau County Family Lawyer in any of our offices as well. Whether you are in Westchester County, or meet us in either of our Long Island offices, in Nassau County or also Suffolk County. And of course, you can come to our locations throughout New York City—in Manhattan, in the borough of Queens or also in neighboring Brooklyn, in the borough of Staten Island or up in the Bronx.