Perth Family Law Grandparent’s & Grandchildren’s Rights

August 12, 2014 – at 3:43 am – by Bodekers Family Lawyers

Perth Family Law Grandparents Rights

Family Law in Australia recognises grandparent’s rights. Grandparents are special people in children’s lives. This is distinctly true during a separation or divorce.

Raising children is an important job and grandparents can and do help. In some cases, grandparents are alienated from their grandchildren. This can be done by one or both parents. They may try to stop the grandparents from having any contact at all.

Perth Grandparents Rights – Western Australia

Generally, It is not in the children’s best interests to hinder contact with their grandparents. Unless there are risk factors and other unusual circumstances.  Family law in Western Australia tries to protect the bond between grandparents and children.  The courts try to ensure that children get to know and spend time with their grandparents.

Bodekers Family Lawyers & Mediators act for grandparents. We assist grandparents by ensuring that the child’s best interests are the top priority.

Often with these family law matters, we can resolve them through mediation. This makes the process less expensive and takes less of an emotional toll. This is important as it can lead to the best outcomes for all parties.

Perth Grandparents’ Rights – Grandparents and Grandchildren.

Grandparents can assist in providing for the needs of their grandchildren. This includes their physical and emotional needs. This is vital during separation, divorce and post-separation.

Grandparents can and do help their grandchildren maintain connections after separation. This can include learning about their family history and culture. Sometimes the assistance of a family lawyer is important in this process.

Grandparents are aware of the responsibilities of parenthood as they have been parents themselves. They often assist as much as they can and give that bit extra when children there are tough times for families.

Grandparents listen to their grandchildren and communicate with them. They understand the effects of changes in children’s lives and maintain a close and stable relationship. This is important as they go through the process of adapting to the changes that separation and divorce brings.

Are your grandchildren’s best interests met? Do you get to spend time with your grandchildren on a regular basis? If not, we can help you to resolve this.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email outlining your situation. We read this at no charge prior to your first appointment. This can save hours and importantly save you money.