Ellen Jones, Forsters
grandparents play important roles in the lives of their grandchildren, often
devoting significant amounts of time and financial resources to their
grandchildren’s upbringing. It is therefore unsurprising that many grandparents
assume they have a legal right to spend time with their grandchildren.
irrespective of the commitments grandparents make, they do not have an
automatic right to have contact with their grandchildren. This note explores
the rights and obligations of grandparents in respect of their grandchildren
and considers the ways in which grandparents can seek to formalise or secure
their role in their grandchildren’s lives.
The full article will be published in the December issue of Family Law.
Read the full article here.