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New York Grandparents' Rights Attorney

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While The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. has extensive and successful experience in all areas of family and matrimonial law, we are considered preeminent in the area of representing grandparents seeking custody or visitation with grandchildren. In fact, the majority of our cases of this kind come as referrals from non-profit grandparental organizations.

When you contact our Nassau County family lawyers to talk about your concerns, you will have the opportunity to speak with a divorce attorney who understands the ins and outs of the law on this topic. This is a particular field of practice that requires knowledge and experience to achieve optimal results. Our firm will provide the personal attention and experienced legal representation you need to seek the best possible outcome. We represent clients in Queens County, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the surrounding areas and offer a free initial review of your case.

About Grandparents' Rights

Much like fathers' rights, grandparent's rights has been a late-evolving area of law. Legislators have been slowly recognizing the important role the grandparent can play in the life of the grandchild. The law has increasingly recognized the bonds between grandparent and grandchild, especially when the parents have not been providing proper care or after the passing of the parent(s).

The law requires that a grandparent or any third party first prove "extraordinary circumstances," but such a high level of proof is proper considering that a child may be taken from their mother or father. Then, as in all custody cases, the court will seek to provide for the best interests of the child. Many factors will be evaluated, including the age and health of the child, his or her preference, the health, finances, and lifestyle of the grandparents, the existing bond, and the grandparents' ability to generally serve the best interest of the child.

Family Law Attorney in Nassau County

The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. may have more experience in this area of law than any other small, local firm. We have been quoted as experienced professionals not only in trade publications and court decisions but in the FiOS1 News. We are proud of the fact that we have enabled many children to be placed with their grandparents which for many was their only hope for survival in their young lives. We will vigorously continue to practice in the area in grandparent and kinship rights to further the goal of providing for the best interest of the child.

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Contact a Long Island family law lawyer at our law offices to talk about your case and how we can assert your rights as a grandparent.