Family and Children
MPs have suggested that grandparents should have clear rights to see their grandchildren when couples separate.
The government want to encourage more couples to settle their disputes without the need for court action. These plans include encouraging parents to maintain contact between the children and their grandparents.
This will not be a legal right as it is thought such a provision could slow down proceedings which, in turn, would have a negative impact on the children involved. However, the government is proposing to make it a legal right for children to have access to both parents which may in itself help children maintain a relationship with both sets of grandparents.
If you would like advice regarding alternative dispute resolution and children matters please contact our Family Law Department for a free initial interview on Eastbourne 01323 727321 or Hailsham 01323 841481.