Child custody matters are some of the most emotional and highly-contested cases our firm represents. There is no question that when it comes to the welfare and well-being of a child, there are many important factors which must be considered. First and foremost is ensuring the child's best interests are protected. While most consider child custody issues to be primarily associated with divorce, there are certain circumstances, such as the passing of one or both parents, wherein the custody of a child becomes a major concern. In all such cases the rights of the grandparents must be taken into consideration, as well as the rights of the parents or legal guardians. Grandparents can play a vital role in the life of their grandchildren, particularly when the parents have been unable to provide the children with the proper love, attention and care that they deserve.
If you are interested in obtaining custody or legal visitation rights with your grandchildren, we recommend you contact our firm to discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney. In addition to providing clients with skilled legal counsel in grandparent/grandchildren rights, expert Grandparental Law attorney John Virdone also offers grandparent support group meetings. These support groups are held at the Middle Country/Selden Library at 575 Middle Country Road, Selden, NY 11784 from 6:30-8:30 pm, on the first Thursday of every month. Whether you are currently raising your grandchildren, you are seeking visitation rights, or you need to speak with an attorney to discuss your legal options, attorney John Virdone will be there to answer any questions you may have.
Our firm has more experience representing grandparents' rights than almost any other local firm. We have been quoted as experts in the field by numerous legal publications and in large newspapers, including The New York Times. We take pride in our dedication and our unrelenting commitment to seeing that children are placed with their grandparents, especially when no other viable option is available to them.
In one case we represented, we were able to help a client overcome the complex legal issues involved in their grandparent custody case, and through our aggressive representation the grandparents were awarded custody. In another case, referred to us by the National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights, we fought hard to see that a child did not have to be placed in the foster care system, but was placed into the caring, loving custody of his grandparents. The grandparents did not live in New York, and time was of the essence in this particular situation. By working closely with our client and ensuring the child's best interests were protected we were able to help them navigate through this extremely difficult time in their lives.
The extent of our success can be measured in our compassion, empathy, honesty and sincere desire to provide our clients with the highest quality legal advice and guidance. Each case we take on is handled with the care and attention to detail for which we have become so well known. Our objective is to help you assert your rights as a grandparent to provide for your grandchild.
If you are interested in finding out more about our grandparent support group, or you are looking for a New York family law lawyerwho you can rely on to do everything possible to protect your rights as a grandparent, contact the Virdone Law Firm, P.C. today.