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The role of grandparents

Date:6 DEC 2022
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Ellen Jones, Forsters

Many 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.

However, 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



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