Rights for Grandparents
Grandparents can play an important and integral role in a child’s life. Unfortunately, when a relationship breaks down in acrimony, the grandparents can often be shut out of the child’s life by the parent who has primary custody. In our experience, this occurs more frequently in circumstances where the parents were not married and the father has limited access to the child or children.
If you are a grandparent with a pressing family law matter and want to know your rights, MM Family Law can advise you on the legal options and rights available to you.
Why MM Family Law?
We have a team of experienced solicitors who can guide you through this emotionally draining time. Our team has dealt with disputes involving grandchildren and can advise you on what steps to take in order to achieve the best result for everyone.
We have extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of child law. Our skills in this area have helped grandparents to reconnect with their grandchildren.
A balanced approach must be taken before deciding to embark on litigation so that hostilities between the parties are not made worse.
Mediation can help families resolve disputes in relation to issues of access without recourse to the courts.
There are a number of mediation services available and the family mediation service is a free professional and confidential service which provides mediation support in a family law context.
Mediation is not compulsory and it is up to the individuals involved to decide whether mediation would be beneficial in their particular circumstances.
The welfare of the child must remain the paramount consideration. If you have any questions about this, or any other aspect of family law, please get in touch.