Grandparents do have some rights in respect of their grandchildren, and the court may take them into account when determining the child’s best interests.
The Family Law Act 1975 specifically mentions a child’s relationship with their grandparents as a consideration when making orders.
Under the Act, grandparents can also make certain applications for orders relating to their grandchildren.
In Mathers and Matthews  FCWA 5 the court considered evidence of the children’s close relationship with the grandparents when making custody orders.
The grandparents also successfully applied for a Violence Restraining Order against the father.
Children’s matters can be complex. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years.
Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.
Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding children’s matters.
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