Grandparents Rights after Divorce

Grandparents Rights

One major casualty after divorce is the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren.  Most grandparents are passionate about their grandchildren and being deprived of any rights to see them is very hurtful and painful to both them and their grandchildren. Happily, Robinson Family Lawyers will tell you that you have rights to see your grandchildren after their parents’ divorce.

Divorce is never an easy time and it is difficult not to take sides when you are close to the situation. Sometimes, parents of each spouse are very opinionated about the relationship and don’t hesitate to make their views known. It is this as much as anything that can make the custodial parent want to eliminate any visiting rights for the grandparents. But in doing so they harm their children, who often need that extra love and understanding once they have to live without a parent they love.

If the grandparents are from a different culture, depriving the children of enjoying interaction with them can deprive them of important aspects of their heritage.  Even if they are from the same culture, grandparents do now have certain rights with regards to seeing their beloved grandchildren.

You may not have to go to the family court to get access to your grandchildren. Often , the matter can be settle out of court through mediation. This is the preferred way to do it, since it can be facilitated quickly and for less cost using the services of a professional mediator. A time will be made for all persons to sit down together and work out visitation rights that are agreeable to all concerned. The mediator will be present to help the discussions along and prevent any nastiness.

If mediation doesn’t work, grandparents can then go through the courts. This process may take longer and cost more, but at least you’ll be able to see your grandchildren on a regular basis at the end of it, so it is worth all the trouble and time.

Children and grandchildren often develop a special bond that they both enjoy and that enhances the lives of both for many years. Even when – and perhaps, especially when – the relationship between their parents has been dissolved, it is important for children to be able to visit their grandparents and know they are loved by them.

It will certainly help them to adjust to their new life without one of their parents, something that many children find really difficult to do, especially if they have also had to move to another place where they have no friends. Keeping some familiar and loved faces in their lives will help them to adapt emotionally and provide a little bit of stability to their life when everything seems to be falling apart.