Grandparents & Other Family
As a grandparent, you may find that strained relationships with your own children or divorce may affect the time you get to spend with your grandchildren.
Whilst grandparents do not have automatic rights to spend time with their grandchildren, the Courts understand and recognise the importance of these relationships and therefore are unlikely to prevent a grandparent from spending time with their grandchildren unless there are good reasons to justify this. If you cannot reach an agreement with your grandchildren’s parents, then you can apply to the Court for permission to make an application for a Child Arrangements Order. The Court will take into consideration various factors and subject to permission being granted, you will be in a position to make an application for access to your grandchildren.