Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Leslie I. Levine for appellants.
Milton S. Gould, David H. Pikus and Karim G. Lynn for respondents.
Alfred Reinharz, Law Guardian for Max E.
Judges KAYE, ALEXANDER, TITONE, HANCOCK, JR., and BELLACOSA concur; Chief Judge WACHTLER taking no part.
Court of Appeals of the State of New York.
The narrow issue presented is whether section 72 of the Domestic Relations Law may be applied to grant standing to grandparents seeking visitation with a grandchild when the nuclear family is intact and the parents object to visitation.
The question arises on the petition of Emanuel S., the grandfather of Max, an infant born to respondents in 1986. Petitioner is the adoptive father of Max's...
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