Divorce can be devastating for the entire family, especially when the couple that is getting divorced has one or more children together. Often, family members fear that the custodial parent may refuse to allow them to spend time with the child as they once could and effectively put a stop to their relationship. This is obviously a very emotional time for the family. In some very serious cases, the court may have to step in and rule on this matter.

It is important to be aware that in New York State, only certain family members are allowed to request visitation. Orders for visitation can only be requested by the non-custodial parent, grandparents, siblings, and step-siblings. Unfortunately, other family members such as aunts, uncles, cousins, step-parents, etc., are not permitted to request visitation from the court no matter how strong the bond between the individual and the child is.

When such important matters are contested in New York, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced family law attorney that can fight for the future of one’s relationship with a child. If you are concerned about being denied access to a child in your family, contact our firm today.

The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC is an experienced divorce and family law firm located in New City, NY. It is essential to retain effective legal guidance during such pivotal times in life. Contact our firm today to discuss your legal matter and get the quality legal representation you deserve.