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2 years ago our son got divorced, since then the 2 kids he has have been dragged in and out of our lives because he just got out oif military and is very unsettled, we recently had visitation as the supervisor over our son to see the kids every other weekend since October. well our son has made the decision to move out of state and give up his visitation to the children. My husband and I have reached out to the mother expressing that we still want to continue to be in the childrens lives she just responds with leave me alone. We would like to find out how we go about getting some visitation right to the children

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

No we have not filed anything this just happened over last few days the children live in Utica Ny and we live in Fulton Ny,

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?

No this is my first outreach on what I can do

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Is there any other information you need besides what I have stated above

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I do not want to talk for a additional fee, what other info do you need to know

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
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The state of New York is one of the states that do recognize grandparent visitation rights.

Under NY state law, you have legal standing to petition the court for visitation if:

  • one or both parents die
  • you have a substantial existing relationship with their grandchildren, or
  • the child’s parents have interfered with their efforts to establish or maintain a relationship.

Once you establish legal standing, the court will then consider whether or not to grant visitation based on the best interest of the child standard.

The factors the court will be looking at under this standard are:

  • the child’s age
  • the child’s wishes, if he or she is mature enough to express a preference
  • the distance between the child’s home and where your proposed visits will occur
  • the mental and physical health of everyone involved, including the child, and yours
  • your past and current relationship with the child and parent(s)
  • your nurturing skills and attitude towards the parent(s).

You may want to consider hiring an attorney to represent you in this process. Your attorney can draft all of the necessary motions on your behalf, and can appear alongside you in court and make all of the necessary legal arguments for you.

You can contact the New York State Bar for a referral to a family lawyer in your area.

The phone number is:

***-***-****

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Thank you very much for your information It gives me hope that we may be able to have some visitation to the children

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