What are my rights?
As a grandparent under the current law, grandparents do not have any automatic rights in respect of their grandchildren.
In our view, this is very outdated because grandparents play a pivotal role in the upbringing of children and providing them with support and stability that children need. However, over the years the courts have grown to understand this and recognise that grandparents are extremely important.
Therefore, although there is not a statue that gives grandparents rights or more importantly a child’s right to see their grandparent, grandparents can still apply to the court in respect of a child.
There is a legal process to do this which we can advise you on, so please do not hesitate to contact us straight away.