Are you unable to see your grandchildren?
Grandparents do not have an automatic right to see their grandchildren. However, if you are a grandparent, do not lose heart. The law recognises that a child has a right to family life and this is not limited to parents only.
If a grandparent is prevented from seeing their grandchildren by the parent with the care of the children or, in some cases, both parents, an application can be made to the Court for contact, if alternative dispute resolution options, such as family Mediation, are unsuccessful.
In the event a Court application is required, a grandparent needs to make an initial application to the Court requesting permission to bring an application for contact. Once permission is granted by the Court, an application for contact can proceed.
We can assist grandparents seeking a relationship with their grandchildren. Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.