In NY Grandparents can petition for visition with their grandchildren if the parents are divorced. Is your son represented by counsel? If so, I suggest you contact them. If not, I urge you to contact a local attorney familiar with custody matters to discuss your options. I hope this helps and wish you the best.
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Courts generally will do what is in the best interests in the chidlren. Grandparents do have rights in NY. Contact your son's lawyer or hire your own.
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Depending on the stage the divorce case is in, you can move to intervene in the divorce case to pursue your rights to visitation. Otherwise, you should follow-up by filing a petition in Family Court. I also encourage you to schedule a consultation with a Child Custody/Visitation lawyer in your area.
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