We can help keep grandparents and grandkids connected
The relationship that grandparents have with their grandchildren is often a very special one, but when divorce, violence or abandonment shatters a family, it can become a minefield. After a relationship breakdown, it can be difficult for grandparents (and other relatives) to stay in contact with children caught up in the middle.
Do I have rights as a Grandparent?
Grandparents often have an important role in the upbringing of grandchildren, and these days often the grandparents care for their grandchildren while their parents’ work. If this suddenly ends it leaves a hole in both the grandparents and the grandchildren’s lives.
Children have the right to enjoy these supportive and loving relationships. By taking away the people that have shown this care and love for them, it can affect their emotional development and emotional wellbeing.
What can I do to get access back?
Every situation is different, and we understand how stressful and overwhelming it is to lose access to your grandchild. Thankfully, grandparents (and other relatives) can negotiate and seek Orders to have contact restored.
Your best chance of reaching a positive outcome is to talk to one of our experienced family lawyers about your situation. We will listen to your story, provide honest advice and help you negotiate an arrangement for you to spend time (have access) to your grandchildren or attend mediation before you involve the Courts. This can save you a lot of time, money and stress in the long run.
If you can’t reach an agreement through negotiation and mediation, the Courts can do it for you. They will consider what is in the best interest of the child and make a decision based on that.