We understand how upsetting it can be when you're unable to spend time with your grandchildren and we want to provide you with assistance. Our solicitors are experts in grandparent access cases, and will advise and guide you through the process of gaining visitation rights. We'll strive for a arrangement that benefits your grandchildren, while advocating for your needs. Speak to us today to find out more information on how we can help.
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In the UK, there are certain legal rights that grandparents have access to in order to foster relationships between the grandchild and their grandparent(s). This includes the right for a grandparent to apply for contact with their grandchildren under Section 8 of Children Act 1989. If successful, this would grant them reasonable levels of contact with their grandchildren.
Grandparents also have the ability to seek residence orders granted by a court if they wish to become full-time carers for their grandchildren or help towards paying any costs associated with raising them such as school fees.
It is important to remember that the primary consideration when making decisions on contact and residence orders is the welfare of the child. As solicitors, John Barkers are here to help you understand your legal rights as a grandparent in the UK and advise you accordingly.
If you're struggling to see your grandchildren, we can help. Our experienced family law solicitors can advise you on your legal options and help you apply for a contact order through the courts. Contact us today to find out more.