Grandparents’ Rights

With modern life making more and more demands on parents, the idea of the extended family has become a vital element of bringing up a family. The relationship between children and their grandparents often includes regular one to one time to allow one or both parents to work. This has resulted in grandparents often taking an active role in the raising of grandchildren.

The rights afforded to grandparents are often sadly misunderstood and separating parents sometimes choose to ‘lock out’ grandparents from seeing or communicating with their grandchildren. This can be very traumatic for both the grandchildren and grandparents. rhw can help clarify what routes are open to you, as a grandparent, to resolve the situation you find yourself in.

Possible Scenarios

But what happens if one parent dies or the marriage or relationship breaks down? Whilst the parent may not have direct contact any more does that automatically mean that the Grandparent should cut ties?

Of course not and thankfully the rights of the Grandparent are now better recognised due to recent cases. rhw are experts in Family law and understand that compassion and understanding are at least as important as knowledge of the legislation. They can help you secure your ongoing relationship with your grandchildren.

Contact us

Call our family law team on 01483 302000 fill in our contact form or email family@rhw.co.uk

Meet the Family Law Team

Elizabeth Leah

Elizabeth Leah

Partner
01483 540 555
Bethany Rickerby

Bethany Rickerby

Solicitor
01483 540 530
Arjun Sreedaran

Arjun Sreedaran

Associate Solicitor
01483 302 000
Michelle Davies

Michelle Davies

Legal Executive
01483 540 537

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