Grandparent Rights

Seasoned Monmouth County Grandparent’s Rights Attorneys

When a divorce happens, not only are the kids and the parents affected, but the grandparents are affected as well. Luckily, New Jersey is one of the few states in our country that gives grandparents a legal right to visit with a grandchild if a custodial parent does not want the child to spend time with them. This New Jersey state law allows a grandparent to petition the court for visitation. However, it needs to be shown that the visitation is in the best interest of the child. This can be a difficult standard.

At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our Monmouth County grandparents rights attorneys will work with you to show the court that your relationship with your grandchild is close and valuable for the child. Our visitation attorneys know that the best way to meet a difficult challenge is an aggressive litigation strategy that starts from a thoughtful battle plan. We develop a plan that will not only help you understand your rights to visitation, but to also protect them. Our litigation strategy will focus on these factors:

  • The frequency of contact you have had with the child
  • Whether there has ever been a history of abuse or neglect on your part
  • Your relationship with the child
  • The time that has elapsed since you last had contact
  • The effect that visitation will have on the relationship between the child and parent
  • The visitation agreement that exists between the parents, if the parents are divorced or separated
  • Your relationship with each of your grandchild’s parents

New Jersey DYFS and Grandparents Rights

If there is a DYFS case that your child is facing, our Monmouth County family court attorneys can help you get into the case and protect your rights. You do not want your grandchildren to wind up in foster care! To see what we can do to protect your rights and your grandchildren, call our 24/7 hotline at 732-773-2768 and receive a free initial consultation with one of our family law attorneys today!

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