Nobody can deny the importance of a child seeing their grandparent. However, grandparents do not have the same rights that parents do. Fortunately, there are certain things that can be done to try and ensure that a grandparent plays a full and meaningful in a child’s life.
Normally, we would recommend that a detailed letter from a solicitor is sent to the child’s parent(s) to try and reach an agreement as to the time that the child spends with their grandparent. We would also make a referral to a mediation service as this is normally a requirement before any Court application is made.
Should the aforementioned steps not lead to a satisfactory resolution, the next step would be to apply to the Court for a Child Arrangements Order.