Grandparental Rights & Third Party Custody
There was a time in New Jersey where the public policy of the state was in favor of grandparental visitation. The United States Supreme Court in the matter of Troxel v. Granville, struck down as unconstitutional a Statute from the State of Washington permitting grandparent visitation, without restriction. Because parenthood is a protected right under the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court held that right was superior to the rights of the grandparents.
The attorneys at Donahue Hagan Klein & Weisberg are familiar with and have handled grandparental visitation matters both in behalf of parents and in behalf of grandparents. They are knowledgeable of the current decisional law and historical basis for it.