when it comes to grand parents who want to see their grand children what legal rights do they have and would they be able to use them to get custody of them?
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Hello,I will do my best to help you with this.Grandparents do not have specific rights to have contact with their grandchildren but they can apply for a Court order giving them a right of contact. You can apply via your local county court and if the Court believes that it is in the best interests of the children to see their grandparents, then it has the power to make a Contact Order, granting a right of contact at particular times.If the parents are refusing contact, you might want to visit your local county court for the forms and guidance on issuing your application. Please rate OK SERVICE or above and I will gladly answer your follow up questons. John
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