Grandparent Rights Solicitors
Losing contact with your grandchildren can be devastating, but you do have some options available to you.
Right for grandparents
Justin Law are a regional, top-tier specialist firm of family law solicitors. Family law is all we do, so whatever your situation it will be familiar to us. Our divorce lawyers can handle a broad range of child law matters, from parental responsibility to a range of enforcement orders.
Justin Law Solicitors are experienced in dealing with complex child-related matters and will offer you practical advice focusing on the interests of the children.
Justin Law Solicitors understand the important role that grandparents and the extended family can play in the lives of children and that very often they are the first family members to be alienated as a result of disputes between a child’s parents.
There are many practical and pragmatic steps that can be taken to secure the relationship between children and grandparents during disputes but also for the longer term. We can advise on the legal procedure and remedies available to grandparents in order to re-establish contact with grandchildren and can advise grandparents who may wish to care for a grandchild on a full-time basis.
Grandparents legal rights?
Grandparents do not have a right to see their grandchild in England and Wales and they also do not have automatic parental responsibility. It is not possible for grandparents to gain parental responsibility by applying for a Parental Responsibility Order.
However, although grandparents do not have legal rights to see their grandchildren, parents do have legal rights to choose who their children see, so try to refrain from heated arguments. If agreement cannot be reached there is provision for grandparents to make an application for an order in respect of time they spend with their grandchildren.
Taking legal action
Only people with parental responsibility can apply for a court order. However, grandparents can apply for permission to apply for a Court Order to seek contact with the grandchild. It is very rare that a court would refuse the grandparents permission to make an application. At the hearing, the court will consider:
The grandparents’ relationship with the grandchild
The nature of the application
If contact with the grandparents would be harmful in any way to the child
If continuing the contact with the grandparents would impact negatively on the rest of the family
Taking action too soon could lead to unnecessarily elevated hostilities within the family. However, if there is a significant delay in resolving the issues, this can cause emotional harm to the children. It is a delicate balancing act. Therefore, initial advice from a specialist family law solicitor is recommended.
Our specialist grandparent’s rights solicitors can help you
A lawyer at Justin Law Solicitors with expertise in grandparents’ legal rights will be able to help show that the grandchildren’s lives will be enriched and will benefit from grandparent contact.
If you need help with access to your grandchildren, please call us and speak to one of our experts.
We can help
We have a team of experienced solicitors who can guide you through this emotionally charged time. Our team has dealt with man disputes involving grandchildren and can advise you what steps to take in order to achieve the best result for everyone.
Our firm has a dedicated Children’s Department, and we have extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of child law. Our skills in this area have helped many grandparents across the country to reconnect with their grandchildren.
We understand the sensitivity and emotions that surround children cases and work to resolve issues quickly, with minimum tension and the child’s best interest at heart throughout.
Justin Law Solicitors provide quality advice at an affordable rate enabling a broad range of clients to resolve child matters effectively.
Whatever your legal requirements, our divorce and family law solicitors are on hand to provide clear, informed and professional advice.
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