Grandparents are people who are able to apply to the court for a parenting order with respect to their grandchildren.
The objects and principles the Family Law Act 1975 provides that children have a right to spend time with and communicate with people such as grandparents on a regular basis.
The best interest factors also refer to children’s relationship with grandparents as being a matter to be examined in determining best interests in relevant cases.
Parenting orders in relation to grandparents can range from orders for communication or time right through to orders that the child lives with the grandparent, and will depend on the facts of each case.
An initial attendance with Hooper Family Lawyers Brisbane can provide you with guidance as to how to best approach having your grandchildren re enter you life.