Brooklyn Grandparents' Rights Attorneys
Tough Negotiation and Litigation of Visitation Disputes
Many folks look forward to the time in their golden years that they'll
spend doting over their grandchildren. But what should be a time of simple
joys can change to heartbreak when a rift with their own adult children
brings these visits to an end. Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. believes
that, when necessary, loving grandparents should pursue legal means to
almost 50 collective years of experience, Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. has won many arguments on appeal that have
shaped the development of New York family law. Our Brooklyn family law
attorneys advise grandparents not to be discouraged; your grandchildren
are worth fighting for. If your case for visitation requires innovative
thinking and tenacity to prevail, consult Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C.
today at (718) 717-1005!
Establishing Jurisdiction for your Grandparents' Visitation Case
New York Domestic Relations Law §72 is more restrictive than that
of other states with regard to grandparents' rights. Still, the court
will exercise jurisdiction to decide grandparent visitation in cases where
one of these conditions exist:
- Grandparents have been denied access to grandchildren following the death
of a grandchild's parent
- "Circumstances show that conditions exist which equity would see fit
The last phrase means that in a case where both parents are still alive
and have simply cut ties with the grandparents, the court may exercise
its discretion to grant
visitation rights to the grandparents when it would be right to do so. What would make it
right? The court may do "what is required in the
best interests of the child or children."
Need representation in a visitation rights case?
As your attorneys for grandparent visitation, Coffinas & Lusthaus,
P.C. attempts to persuade the court that the facts of your case argue
in favor of court action "in the best interests of the child or children."
Most often, we're able to point to an established pattern of contact
that has created bonds of affection between the grandparents and the grandchildren,
and that separation has had a negative impact on the grandchildren. Our
Brooklyn family law attorneys have a
record of success in securing court-ordered visitation schedules that allow our clients
meaningful contact with their grandchildren.
Family Law Lawyers Help Grandparents Assert Visitation Rights
Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. provides smart, tough representation to loving
grandparents in the five boroughs, Westchester, and Nassau. To assert
your rights to a meaningful relationship with your grandchildren, or to
protect them from harm, contact us.
at (718) 717-1005 to get started in your case.