Grandparents Legal Rights to contact with Grandchildren
Sadly, many grandparents are denied access to their grandchildren following a divorce or separation of the grandchildren's parents. If you are being denied contact, please contact us and we will assess your situation and explain your rights.
Our team of Family Lawyers who have a wealth of experience in helping Grandparents to gain access to their grandchildren following a separation or divorce.
We offer a free initial consultation for all new clients. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.
Do I have a legal right to see my Grandchildren?
Grandparents can apply to the Court for contact with the child(ren).
When the Court assess the circumstances, they will always consider the welfare of the child to be of the utmost importance. In making a decision they will consider:
- The child's wishes and feelings
- The existing 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 Court 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.