UK Family Law
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This is a difficult position for grandparents. Whilst the courts do appreciate the value of grandparents the court does not have to take them into regard when making orders.
Therefore the legal position is, unfortunately from your perspective, that grandparents have no legal rights.
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It is very difficult for grandparents when there is a separation
In general terms the grandparents are expected to be part of the time that the child spends with the non resident parent and your first steps should be to encourage and support your son in establishing a good pattern of time that the child spends with him so that you you can share it
If that is not possible for any reason then if you have had a close relationship with the child in the past then you can ask the court for permission to apply for an order - and if the court feels that it is in the best interests of the child then it will be granted
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