What Rights Do Grandparents Have After Divorce?
Grandparents’ roles in children’s upbringings can be vital. They can support and assist in child custody and visitation agreements. Your parenting plan can include time with grandparents in several capacities.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Gordon, Esq., LLC, we represent parental rights as well as the rights of grandparents. If you have reason to seek custody or mandated parenting time with your grandchildren, we can help you determine if you can make an effective case for your rights. Our skilled and compassionate attorney will aim to ensure your rights as well as to ensure that your grandchildren’s safety and best interests are preserved.
Grandparents’ Rights In New Jersey
Grandparents have limited rights to visitation with their grandchildren. In a contested case, a grandparent would have to prove “harm to the child” if the visitation were not granted. That would often be provable when the grandparents have been actively involved in the child’s life over a period of years. It can be a complex analysis to determine harm to the child in a case like this. We have experience litigating in this area, and we will properly advise you and represent you if you have the misfortune of needing to fight to spend time with your grandchild.
To discuss your specific case or if you have questions, please call our offices in Teaneck, or contact us online for other consultation service options. Call 201-801-0455 to speak with a lawyer today.
Bergen County Visitation Rights Lawyer
Founding attorney Jonathan D. Gordon is a court-approved family law mediator and parent coordinator (under the former pilot program). He is also a Ph.D., licensed psychologist in New Jersey (#1358), Ohio (#7540) and New York (#5614). See the Disclosures and Disclaimers page for further information.
Maintaining The Bond With Your Grandchildren
We take a collaborative approach to sculpting custody and parenting time agreements, and we can be strong advocates for grandparents. Grandparents often feel neglected in negotiations, left with very little power to influence final orders or agreements.
If you want to maintain your visitation rights with your grandchildren when your access to the grandchildren is disputed, experienced legal representation is a must. We aim to settle or mediate any disputes amicably, but we will also aggressively pursue your rights with effective and appropriate legal techniques.