Not being able to see well-loved grandchildren following a family dispute can be very upsetting for both grandparent and grandchild. They may wonder about how the grandparent’ rights could change their situation.
The best thing for any grandparent to do when they are in this situation is to seek legal advice. Our expert team can assist grandparents who need legal advice to maintain a relationship with their grandchildren.
Grandparents may be prevented from having a meaningful or regular relationship with their grandchildren following a separation or divorce between the grandchild’s parents. Difficulties in securing contact can happen when a child lives predominantly with one parent and that parent may be reluctant for the parents of a former partner to maintain contact with the child.
Other times, grandchild/grandparent difficulties can occur when adult children do not get on with their parents. Due to the poor nature of that relationship, it can be hard for grandparents to regularly see their grandchildren.
We recognise the importance of the role a grandparent plays in the life of a child. Sometimes a child will not get on so well with their parents but have a very important relationship with their grandparents.
We will guide and advise you on the ways in which you can connect with your grandchildren. This is often by discussing methods of engaging one of the parents, or, when this is not possible, we will sensitively guide you through the legal process. We will do this with the aim of securing an outcome in which you can establish regular contact with your grandchild(ren).
Call our team today to schedule a consultation and find out more about grandparent rights.
Child arrangements can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce or a separation, our expert team of lawyers will help you navigate the process with clarity and confidence.