Grandparents

Being a grandparent is a special role but sometimes things are not always straightforward. If your child faces changes in their relationship, or if there is a fall out in the family, you may wonder what will happen with your grandchildren.

You may be worried about whether you will still be able to have a relationship with your grandchildren, and it can be shocking to discover that you have no automatic rights to see your own grandchildren despite the role you may have previously played in their lives.

The court system does recognise in some situations orders are required to ensure these important relationships for children are preserved.

As a grandparent, you may also be asked to help care for your grandchildren if their own parents cannot do so for a variety of reasons. We have a specialist team of lawyers able to advise grandparents on the various issues involved in caring for grandchildren, including:

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you by calling 01752 292201.

You can also find other useful information via Grandparents Plus who you can speak with on 0300 123 7015.

Useful Links:

Grandparents Association – A national charity supporting all grandparents and their families

The Child Maintenance Service and Child Support Agency

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