Grandparents Rights

WHEN PARENTS SEPARATE, GRANDPARENTS ARE SOMETIMES EXCLUDED FROM THE LIVES OF THEIR GRANDCHILDREN.

If you are a grandparent who finds yourself in this situation, Calley Rajah Family Lawyers can assist you in applying for a parenting order. Grandparents do not have an automatic entitlement to see their grandchildren, but family law explicitly states that grandparents can apply for parenting orders. Whether you are successful in your application will depend on what is in the best interests of your grandchild. If you saw your grandchild regularly when his or her parents were still together, you have a reasonably good chance of success in court.

Grandparents may also be excluded from a grandchild’s life while the child’s parents are still together. If you find yourself in this situation you can also apply to spend time with your grandchild via a parenting order. However, these cases tend to be much more complicated. Ultimately, the judge will decide what is in the best iterest of the children.