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If an Application is made to the Court for an Order for a Child to communicate with, or spend time with their Grandparent, the primary consideration for the Court is what is in the best interests of the child.
Grandparents can seek an order to:
As well as other issues, the court will consider:
The Court usually recognises that Grandparents play an invaluable role in the lives of their Grandchildren.
On that basis, unless there is evidence of abuse or violence, it is rare that a Court would not make an Order for a Child to spend time with their Grandparent.
The Court will usually be looking to see whether the relationship between the Child and their Grandparent is meaningful, on-going and is of significant benefit to the Child’s life.
Other Questions answered in the Grandparent's time with Grandchild Section
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