17 January 2023

The role of grandparents: Ellen Jones writes for Family Law Journal

Family Trainee Solicitor, Ellen Jones, has authored an article for the Family Law Journal entitled ‘The role of grandparents’.

Many grandparents play important roles in the lives of their grandchildren, often devoting significant amounts of time and financial resources to their grandchildren’s upbringing. However, irrespective of the commitments grandparents make, they do not have an automatic right to have contact with their grandchildren. Ellen addresses various topics including the definition of ‘grandparent’, the obligations of grandparents, what happens if a grandparent is denied contact with their grandchild and what would happen if a parent dies.

Reference to the full article can be found below:

Family Law (journal) > 2022 > December > In Practice > The role of grandparents – [2022] Fam Law 1548 (behind a paywall)

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