As a grandparent, can I spend time with my grandchildren?

The Family Law Act recognises that children have a right to maintain regular communication with those who are considered important to their welfare, care, and development. It specifically refers to grandparents as being included in that category of people with whom the child should maintain contact.

However, a grandparent does not have an automatic right to see, or care for, their grandchild (but will have a right to apply to the Court).

Grandparents can follow the same processes that parents go through in a parenting procedure. They can apply to have time specified for them to access their grandchildren.

Every situation is different and without expert advice and support, grandparents can be left feeling powerless.

If we can assist you with an Application to the Court to enable you to spend time with your grandchildren, feel free to contact us for your obligation FREE appointment. #FreedomLaw 1300 365 108 #familylawyersunshinecoast


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