Grandparents are important in the life of a child. The law recognizes this. It protects their interests by allowing for visitation and, in some cases, child custody or guardianship of minor children.
At Klein Varble & Associates, in Poughkeepsie, New York, we represent clients throughout the Hudson Valley. We are tough, zealous and ethical advocates who are dedicated to protecting our clients' rights.
The law on grandparents' rights is constantly changing. Courts have considered factors like the existing relationship between the grandparents and grandchildren, the actions parents have taken to prevent that relationship and the best interests of the child. Each situation is different. It can be hard to predict how courts will view your situation, so it is best to work with an experienced lawyer.
In many of the grandparents' rights cases we handle, grandparents are involved in situations involving an absent parent or a parent who is unable to properly care for the children. There are many reasons for this:
- The death of a parent
- Addiction to illegal drugs or painkillers
- Mental health issues
- Domestic violence
In these cases, we may be able to help grandparents' obtain legal responsibility for the children involved, either on a temporary or permanent basis.
Contact a Kingston Area Visitation Rights Attorney
Hire a Poughkeepsie grandparents' rights attorney to zealously represent you. Contact Klein Varble & Associates, at 800-701-5886. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.