In the state of New York, grandparents may have rights to visitation with grandchildren. The New York courts have a test to determine if grandparents should have visitation rights. The attorneys at Geffner Kersch have represented grandparents' rights and are well versed in these laws.
If a grandparent is entitled to this right, the court will take into account several factors and make a determination that is in the best interest of the child. A child's wishes may be considered, as well as the parents' reasons for interfering with a grandparents' access to their grandchild.
Attorney Alisa J. Geffner assisted renowned professor John D. Gregory of Hofstra University School of Law with his article on the landmark Supreme Court case for grandparent rights (Troxell v. Grandville). The attorneys at Geffner Kersch value the strong relationship between a grandparent and grandchild. We strive to advocate these rights in court and service the greater New York City area, which includes all five boroughs in addition to all of Long Island and Westchester counties.