Do Grandparents Have The Right To See Their Grandchildren? Helpful Advice.

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We often assist grandparents who are deeply anxious about losing contact with their grandchildren when parents separate, so when we came across GransNet and the helpful advice they offer, we thought we would share it and cover some basic questions we are often asked, too.

Q. I’m a grandparent, do I have a legal right to see my grandchild?

A. In law, there is no automatic right to see your grandchild but you can apply for contact through the court system.  Grandparents have been campaigning for greater changes in the law, but the government has so far stopped short of legislating a right to contact when it comes to extended family members, which grandparents are considered to be. However, separating couples are encouraged to settle contact disputes out of court and to include contact arrangements for grandparents in any agreements they make.

Q. What kind of contact can I…

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I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is
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