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Grandparent Visitation, how to handle?

1 Answers. Asked on Feb 18th, 2017 on Family Law - New York
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My child is 3 and her grandmother was awarded visitation. The temporary order does not state (that we know of) no smoking around her but they said in the court room they do not smoke in their car or home. The first visit she had she reeked of smoke and said her grandma went in a specific room (which is used only for smoking in) What should we do?
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Answered on Feb 20th, 2017 at 10:00 PM

Grandparent visitation is awarded only when the grandparent has established standing, due to special circumstances, and the court has determined visitation is in the best interests of the child.  Even if the grandmother is not smoking in the same room as the child, your child can come home reeking of smoke just by being in a room or car that has been previously used by heavy smokers. Ask the grandmother if you can bring her an air purifier to start using in the room where your child visits, and to air out the room by opening windows, if possible.  You don't want to cut off visits because of the cigarette smell, but you shouldn't have to ignore it, either. 

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