As a dedicated Buffalo Child Custody Lawyer, I am often asked if grandparent’s have a right to see their grandchildren.
- Sadly, it’s common for grandparents to describe the wonderful relationship they once enjoyed with their grandchildren – but which has been lost because circumstances changed.
- If one parent refuses access to the children, regardless of the free access that formerly existed, there’s no hard and fast formula that dictates grandparents’ access to the children.
- In such cases, it will be necessary to file an application with the court, asking the judge to address what is proper – and what’s in the grandchildren’s best interest.
- A court will often consider the historical interaction between grandparents and their grandchildren.
- Although circumstances differ, grandparents on either side can use certain applications to establish access to their grandchildren.
Are you no longer able to see your grandchildren because of a family conflict? Contact experienced Buffalo Child Custody Lawyer Michael Ranzenhofer.