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Does non-biological grandparent have legal rights or visitation?

| Dec 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

Q: My son’s non-biological- non blood related Grandmother has recently finished rehab and wants to see my son. Prior to being mandated by her employer, she called in a case to Child Protective Services, which was investigated and is now a closed case as the allegations were determined to be unfounded. I have sent her a letter of intent in which I informed her that I do not want any contact with her. She has brought up that she will file for grnadparents rights in Family Court. I would just want supervised visitation. Does she have a leg to stand on?

A:David’s Answer: Preliminarily, if she’s the mother of either the child’s father or mother, then she would be biologically-related to the child. That said, there’s certainly a couple of factors in your favor that the Judge would consider – at the least the Judge may order some supervised visits to begin with pending a full trial. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.

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