Do grandparents have rights?
We are often asked, "Do grandparents have rights to see their grandchildren?" To answer this, it must first be acknowledged that children and/or grandchildren have the right to know and spend time with their family, whether they are immediate or extended family members. It's often thought that parents have rights or, in this instance, that grandparents have rights in family law. However, when it comes to children, it is the carers who have responsibility to maintain the well-being of the children, and as mentioned above, the children themselves have the rights. Ultimately, a grandparent's ability to spend time with their grandchildren will depend on the circumstances of each individual case, and particularly whether it is in the best interests of the children.