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Grandparents’ Rights Attorneys in Queens

Preserving the Bond You Share with Your Grandchild

We understand how important it is for a grandparent to build a relationship with their grandchild. The bonds you share with them are unique and strong and can last a lifetime. So when your grandchild’s parents separate, file for divorce, or one of them dies, it’s understandable to be concerned about how the circumstances will affect your relationship. At Levi Divorce & Family Law Attorneys, principal attorney Natalie Markfeld and team know the legal rights grandparents have in the state of New York, and our family law attorneys can fight to keep your grandchild in your life for good.

For legal help, call our grandparents’ rights lawyers in Queens at (718) 215-0121 or contact us online.

Eligibility for Visitation Rights

Grandparents can request court-ordered visitation with their grandchildren under certain circumstances in the state of New York. State law has particularly narrow grounds when it comes to granting visitation rights, but we can help you determine if you’re eligible.

Generally, you can request visitation with your grandchildren when:

  • You have an existing relationship with your grandchildren
  • Your grandchild’s parents have interfered with your efforts to maintain your relationship
  • One or both of your grandchildren’s parents die

If your grandchildren’s parents are married, you can’t file a request for visitation rights unless:

  • One or both parents are incarcerated or are in drug rehabilitation
  • One or both parents support visitation
  • Absenteeism of one parent

Grandparents’ rights only apply to grandparents, biological or adoptive, and not great-grandparents or other relatives.

What to Prove in Court

Our attorneys are experienced in achieving visitation rights and can help you secure quality time with your grandchild.

There are various steps you need to take, including:

  • Filing a petition with the court
  • Establishing legal grounds for your request
  • Show that spending time with you as a grandparent is in your grandchild’s best interests

To show that the quality time you spend with your grandchild is in their best interests, you must touch on factors including:

  • Your grandchild’s age
  • Your grandchild’s wishes
  • The distance between your grandchild’s home and the location of the visits
  • Your past and current relationship with your grandchild

Call us at (718) 215-0121 to schedule your same-day appointment with our Queens grandparents' rights attorneys.

Our Individualized Approach

  • Personal Attention

    We take the time to learn about our clients and their families.

  • Experience

    We understand our clients' specific family law issues.

  • Solution Oriented Representation

    We develop a legal strategy to help our clients achieve their goals.

Former Clients Share Their Story

    Would recommend her to anyone who wants to win or a positive outcome. Her knowledge and skills will definitely benefit anyone willing to put in work of their own and be prepared for any obstacles along the way.

    “Natalie Markfeld represented me in my Family Court matter and she did an amazing job. Don't let her size fool you she is very aggressive and outspoken in the courtroom and will get what you want or ...”

    - Former Client
    You made it so easy and quick. Communication was also amazing. Thank you!!

    “Thank you for doing such an amazing efficient job Natalie! You made it so easy and quick. Communication was also amazing. Thank you!!”

    - Natalie H.
    She was the dedicated and resourceful legal professional I needed at a very challenging time in my life.

    “Natalie Markfield was great on my case. This is who you want on your side. She was the dedicated and resourceful legal professional I needed at a very challenging time in my life. Whether by phone or ...”

    - Natasha M.
    From the moment I first consulted with Natalie, she impressed me not only with her professionalism but with her genuine interest in my case, which was somewhat unusual.

    “After enduring a most unprofessional experience with another law firm, I researched and found Natalie Markfield of Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C. I’m glad I did. From the moment I first consulted ...”

    - Sean M.
    She was a beast in the courtroom. She assertively fought for what was best for my daughter.

    “This review is long overdue. But I found Daniella Levi & Associates when I needed help with a custody battle over my infant daughter last year. Natalie Markfeld was an amazing lawyer. She was a beast ...”

    - Anna B.
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