The relationship between a child and their grandparents is unique and special. We recognise that often grandparents need specialist advice and support to establish and maintain contact with their grandchildren. Our team has had much success in representing grandparents in cases involving contact and residence.
Whilst the majority of difficulties relate to the loss of contact by grandparents with their grandchildren when the parents relationship breaks down, there are other situations where grandparents need advice, particularly, where the local authority has become involved and where a child may be accommodated with foster carers or be subject to a care order due to unsatisfactory arrangements at home. In these circumstances, grandparents may wish to put themselves forward as a potential carer through either a Child Arrangements Order or a Special Guardianship Order.
It is possible for grandparents to be assessed as potential carers and become joined as a party to any existing proceedings that have been brought by the local authority.
For more information or advice from our solicitors for Grandparents Rights please contact us.