Children can benefit almost as much from relationships with their grandparents as they can from the ones they have with their mom and dad — sometimes even more. When a couple separates or divorces, however, the relationship is often disrupted, as the courts must determine custody of the children and visitation rights of the noncustodial parent. All too often, a grandparent who has already forged a bond with his or her grandchildren may be left out of a court order or settlement agreement.
In New Jersey, grandparents do have some rights under the law and can seek child custody and child visitation rights. The courts always examine what is ultimately in the best interests of the child and examine a number of factors including:
- Child’s relationship with grandparent(s)
- Amount of contact child has with grandparent(s)
- Relationship between parent(s) and grandparent(s)
Whether you are seeking child visitation rights that will allow you to build on a relationship you’ve already forged or you want to gain full custody of a grandchild because you feel that the custodial parent is an unfit parent, contact me, Newark grandparent visitation attorney Gwendolyn O. Austin, for a free, confidential consultation.
Working With Me
As a Newark grandparent right’s attorney, I view family matters with a compassionate perspective and from an objective viewpoint as well. This enables me to provide the practical advice, honest information and quality legal services to help you accomplish your goals. And while no attorney can guarantee a specific outcome to any legal matter, what I can guarantee is that I will work toward obtaining a positive outcome in your case.
I would also add that throughout the process, I maintain a high level of contact with my clients, apprising them of developments in their cases and addressing legal problems proactively and effectively. I will do no less for you.
Contact Me for More Information About Grandparents’ Rights
Questions about grandparent custody or making grandparent visitation part of a parenting plan? Contact me, New Jersey grandparents’ rights lawyer Gwendolyn O. Austin, or call my Newark office, (973) 735-2706. I offer free, confidential initial consultations and affordable rates. I also accept major credit cards for your convenience.