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With 100 years of combined experience, Raiser & Kenniff, is the place to turn when you or a loved one are accused of a crime. When the media needs professional and accurate legal insight on criminal cases in the national spotlight they turn to Raiser & Kenniff.


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Our founding partners are both former new york prosecutors who understand how to handle a criminal case from every angle and therefore, they can provide you with the strongest defense.

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When the media needs professional and accurate legal insight on criminal cases in the national spotlight they turn to Raiser & Kenniff. Turn to a defense law firm with national recognition.

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Regardless of whether you are in New York City, Nassau County, or Suffolk County, we offer a risk-free consultation. No strings attached. Speak to one of our lawyers and see what your options.

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We offer a risk free evaluation of your case, and are here to help you understand your legal options, and how our lawyers can help you. We are available 24/7, day or night, to help you.


Suffolk County Grandparent’s Rights Lawyer

Grandparents in Suffolk County should be aware that they do have certain rights where their grandchildren are concerned. If you find yourself in a situation where you are being denied access to your grandchildren, you should reach out to a professional and experienced law firm for help. Todd Spodek and his team of skilled attorneys can help you with all types of family law.

Sadly, many grandparents aren’t aware that they have rights under the law regarding the ability to see their grandchildren. There are times when the custodial parent attempts to cut all ties with the grandparent, especially if they are going through a contentious divorce with their spouse. The state of New York has very specific visitation laws for grandparents. If you are unsure of your rights, you should seek the help of a professional today.

The New York law stipulates that grandparents are entitled to visitation as long as they had an established relationship with the grandchildren before the arrangement. In situations where you rarely see your grandchildren or have been estranged from them for a time, you will have an uphill battle. In the unfortunate event that the parent is dying, courts will grant visitation. These are facts that grandparents should be made aware of before seeking out an attorney.

While visitation is one thing, custody is another. If you are attempting to seek physical custody of the child, there is certain criteria that must be met. In cases where the parent is unfit, due to mental issues, drug or alcohol abuse, you may have a valid claim. You should seek out the advice of a seasoned family law attorney to help you. Our firm will help you submit a petition and assist you with the representation that you deserve.

You have the right to speak to additional firms. But you need to find the one with the most experience. Our firm has a combined 50 years of experience in family law, and we have a very high success rate. our firm is known not only in the state of New York but also internationally. We are capable, precise and the best firm to represent your case.

There may be a number of questions you have to ask regarding grandparents rights. We can answer them all. We will guide you through the process every step of the way to ensure you get treated fairly. Every grandparent has the right to visit their grandchild. We will present the facts of the case in front of a family law judge so the correct determination is made.

If you are a grandparent in the middle of a visitation dispute, you do have rights. Only under the most dire circumstances are grandparents denied the right to see their grandchildren in the state of New York. If you want to explore the situation, give our law firm a call today. During our free consultation, we will advise you of your rights and what you should expect during a hearing. Our number is 888-981-9176

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