What access rights do grandparents have to see their grandchildren in the event of a divorce?
Grandparents’ Rights There can be many reasons why family relationships do not run smoothly. As grandparents, exactly what rights do you have if you have been denied access to your grandchildren? Here our Family and Matrimonial specialist, Lisa Cogger, answers your key questions. What legal rights do grandparents have to see their grandchildren? Sadly, grandparents do not have an automatic right to contact with their grandchildren. However, family courts will recognise the invaluable role which grandparents play in their grandchildren’s lives and it is very rare that a court would refuse access unless there is evidence of serious welfare concerns...
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