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What rights do Grandparents have?

We have a team of Family Lawyers who have a wealth of experience dealing with Grandparents access to their grandchildren following a separation or divorce.

If this is the situation you find yourself in, please contact us and we will assess your situation and explain your rights.

Do I have a legal right to see my Grandchildren?

Sadly, many grandparents are denied access to their grandchildren following a divorce or separation of the grandchildren’s parents.

Grandparents can apply to the Court for contact with the child(ren).

When the Court assess the situation, they will always consider the welfare of the child to be of the utmost importance. They will consider the child’s wishes and feelings as well as:

  • The connection with the child of the person making the application to the Court
  • Whether the application may be harmful to the child’s well-being
  • The nature of the contact application

The grandparent may have to explain to the Courtfree consultation that they have an ongoing and meaningful relationship with the child which benefits the child’s life.

A good family lawyer will help you through this process.

If the application is successful then the Court can make a ‘Contact Order’ which will set out exactly what contact the child will have with the grandparent.

Please contact us for more advice.

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