The rights of grandparents are now increasingly coming to the fore – mainly due to them losing contact with their grandchildren when a divorce or separation takes place.
We recognise how upsetting this can be and are able to provide not just a sympathetic ear but proper legal advice as to what options are open to them.
It’s understandably a frustrating experience to find all attempts to see your grandchildren thwarted and we can provide professional negotiation to try and rectify the situation.
If all else fails, we can help with a court application if matters can’t be resolved informally. Whilst the rights of grandparents are unfortunately limited, you can still apply for permission to apply for a Contact Order and the courts will consider your application based on criteria such as your connection with the child, the nature of the application and the impact of the application on the child. If successful, you’ll then be able to apply for a Contact Order.
If one, or both, parents take issue with your application, you will then likely have to face a hearing and give evidence as to why you should be granted access. That’s why having experienced and supportive solicitors by your side during this process is so important. We guide our clients through each step of the legal proceedings to give you the very best opportunity of being successful and finding a fair solution.