Nearly one million grandparents are currently facing loss of contact with a grandchild, often through no fault of their own.
The good news is that through sound legal advice the rights of grandparents can be protected.
Grandparents can often play an important role in providing a positive influence on raising children and this is being recognised more by society in general. Although the law does not grant automatic rights to grandparents it does give a framework allowing grandparents and children to keep contact.
At Hattons Solicitors we put the needs of our clients and the children first and we understand that going to court can be expensive and distressing. We can therefore advise on options that can help avoid court, such as talking through the issues with a mediator.
We will always advise that the first step is to contact the parent who is the main carer of the child to see if the issues can be resolved. This could be through face to face contact or writing a brief letter, which we can help you with. It is important to point out that you do not intend to take sides but only wish to continue to have contact with your grandchild.
If the parent does not respond positively, or even at all, you may feel that you have no option but to involve a solicitor.
At Hattons Solicitors we pride ourselves on our expertise and experience in helping to protect the rights of family members. Our clients can benefit from our convenient online file view system, which they can use to check the progression of their case at any stage.
We cover all aspects of family law and offer very competitive rates and payment plans to ease the financial pressure. Costs can be discussed at the initial appointment. Click this link to check if you qualify for Public Legal funding or not.
If you would like to find out about Hattons child law services and how we can help you as a grandparent, call our expert team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Call Back Request form to the right of this screen.