Unfortunately, she probably can. In New York, the law and the courts give parents tremendous latitude in how they choose to raise their children and who they allow their children to see.
As a grandparent, your desire to be a part of your grandchild’s life is completely understandable, but except in extreme situations, it’s unusual for a court to force a parent to allow grandparents visitation.
Still, if you believe there are circumstances that simply cannot be worked out with your former relative, seeking relief from Family Court may be an option for you.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know how important the “best interest of the child” is to New York courts, and we build compelling cases that advance that standard.
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