Determined Rochester Attorney Advocates for Grandparents’ Rights
Seasoned New York lawyer files visitation and guardianship petitions
At the Law Office of Maurice J. Verrillo, P.C., we understand how painful it is for grandparents to be separated from their grandchildren after a divorce. For more than 30 years, people in Rochester and the surrounding areas have relied on us for respected legal representation in seeking visitation and guardianship rights for grandparents. We are a law firm guided by Christian principles and family values.
Caring lawyers seek court orders allowing grandparents to visit grandkids
New York law allows grandparents to petition for visitation rights even where the grandchildren’s parents object. Generally, if both of a child’s parents are alive and well but choose not to allow visitation between the child and the grandparents, the court may grant visitation rights if grandparents can prove they have an established and beneficial relationship with the child. Grandparents may also request visitation rights if one or both of the child’s parents passes away. We make the strongest case possible for showing how the child’s best interests will be served by continued interaction with their grandparents.
Dedicated attorney represents grandparents prepared to become guardians
If parents are unfit or unable to raise their own children — due to drug addiction, incarceration, abuse, mental health issues, death or other circumstances — grandparents may be the next best caregivers available. Our firm advocates for clients who wish to take in their grandkids and help them have a happy and well-adjusted life. We can represent you in court to prove, if necessary, that your own adult children are unable to care for their child and that you are well-suited to take over these duties.
Grandparents who are granted guardianship over their grandkids gain rights in regard to:
- Living arrangements — As a legal guardian, you may establish a home for your grandchild.
- Medical care —You may also add the child to your own health insurance and make decisions about the child’s medical treatment.
- Education — You may enroll a child in a school within your district, provide home schooling or choose to send him or her to private school.
Notably, even when grandparents gain guardianship, the parents remain financially responsible for their child.
We provide compassionate determined representation for grandparents who wish to help their grandchildren grow up in a healthy and happy environment. To help make your case, we will listen to the specific concerns of your family and will gather evidence and witness testimony to present in court.
Contact a supportive Rochester advocate for help with grandparents visitation rights
At the Law Office of Maurice J. Verrillo, P.C. in Rochester, New York, we are committed to helping grandparents see and care for their grandchildren. To schedule your free initial consultation regarding visitation or guardianship, call us at 585-563-1134 or contact us online. We represent clients in Monroe County and neighboring areas.