22nd May 2019
Family breakdowns are hard on everyone, especially children. However, the impact of divorce, separation, or police involvement on grandparents is rarely considered a priority.
In this article, the Sweeney Miller team takes you through exactly which legal rights grandparents are entitled to with regards to their grandchildren.
Do grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren?
As it stands, grandparents do not have an automatic legal right to see their grandchildren.
However, family courts understand the role that grandparents can play in the life of a child. There are options for grandparents looking to secure the right to stay in contact with (or visit) their grandchildren.
This is the last resort for many grandparents, as most will first try to make an informal agreement with the child’s parents or carers. If negotiation is not successful, the issue at hand may require the involvement…