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If My Children’s Grandparents Are Abusive, Can Our Custody Agreement In Brooklyn Prohibit Them From Visitation?

Situations like this require some tact, because if the grandparents in question are your spouse’s parents, and your spouse doesn’t agree that they are abusive and should be kept away, you can end up fighting this one out for prolonged periods, rather than resolving your custody matter and moving on with your life.

The short answer is that yes, your custody agreement can stipulate that grandparents are not permitted visitation, but it’s worthwhile to ask yourself how likely it is that you’ll win on that issue if your spouse objects.

If there is a history of abuse by the grandparents, it’s worth pursuing the claim, and possibly seeking other remedies as well.

In the absence of such a history, your odds of success decrease, but your costs for arguing the point will rise.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that your children’s safety comes first, and we fight for that every step of the way. We can help you understand what’s possible in your custody matter, and what’s likely to happen based on a given set of facts.

Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation about your children’s issues with their grandparents.

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