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Can I stop the grandparents seeing my children

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Can I stop the grandparents seeing my children
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Family Law
Expert:  INC replied 5 years ago.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Husband and I fell out and seperated and have now reconciled much to his parents disgust!!!!!!

They have since refused to speak to us and we re fine with that but have never denied access

They are doing everything they can to upset us by doing things with the children that we do not want them doing and then asking the children not to tell us, so we do not want them going to them anymore
Expert:  INC replied 5 years ago.

Grandparents do not have an automatic right to see grandchildren.

In the event that contact with grandchildren has been stopped, grandparents can apply for a contact order, with the leave of the court.

The court will then make a decision in the best interests of the child.

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Expert:  INC replied 5 years ago.

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Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Given that they have an existing relationship with the children the court will grant the grandparents the right to apply for contact with the children.
However the concerns that you raise will also be concerns for the court (children should never be encouraged to keep secrets from their parents)
However in order to show that you are willing to compromise you could consider offering contact once a month at a local contact centre ( so that the relationship is maintained but in a safe environment