Children affected by a family break-up will be helped to stay in contact with their grandparents under reforms being contemplated by ministers in Scotland. They are considering a legal presumption that children stay in touch after a divorce or separation. At present, grandparents have no legal entitlement to their grandchildren.

Currently, grandparents in Scotland can apply for a contact order, or a residence order if they believe the children should live with them. However, in England grandparents and have no automatic right to apply for contact.

Should grandparents in England have legal entitlement to their grandchildren?

If you are looking for family advice then please call 0161 624 6811 to speak to Terri Pickup or Corinne Bailey-Brown in our Family Department or email,

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