What are My Rights as a Grandparent?
Long Island Family Lawyer
To a loving grandparent, the thought of losing their grandchild can be upsetting to say the least. Our firm understands how much grandparents value their time spent with their grandchildren and will do everything in our power to protect grandparents from losing their rights. There have been cases where neither parent was able to adequately provide for their child and the grandparents were given full custody in the best interest of the child. In other cases, even though full custody was not given, visitation was retained as a right. The court always tries to work in the direction of the best interest of the child. If both parents are considered unfit due to drugs, alcohol, finances, or some similar circumstance, a family law attorney may be able to help you win custody of your grandchildren. We realize that you probably want the best for your child and full custody is sometimes the decision of the court for children who are in danger through neglect, criminal activity or other problem.
Protect Your Relationship with Your Grandchildren
We are sometimes contacted by loving grandparents who are worried about the life and happiness of their grandchild. Due to possible exposure to drugs, alcohol, and other unhealthy factors, you may want to remedy the situation as soon as possible. Whether you wish to seek full custody, or simply want to make sure you are still a part of the child's life, we may be able to start assisting you immediately.
We have extensive experience in Grandparents' rights and have been practicing family law for over 20 years. You may be awarded custody by the court if both parents are deemed unfit to care for their child. If you have been denied the right to see your grandchildren, there may be something that can be done about the situation legally. The court will also consider the child's age, preference, health, the grandparent's financial situation, and the relationship between the grandparents and child. If your relationship with your grandchildren is at risk, do not hesitate to call Scupp & Berman. Our knowledgeable attorneys can provide the powerful advocacy needed to fight for your rights as a grandparent; contact a Long Island family attorney from our firm to discuss your case!