When we think of those most affected by divorce, we immediately think of the children and obviously the couple themselves, but rarely are the grandparents in anyone’s thoughts. That is why family lawyers from Davies & Co are often employed to help not only couples who are divorcing but also the grandparents, specifically for the reason that they are able to see their grandchildren and, in some cases, to pursue custody of them.
As the parent of the parent of children, grandparents often play a huge role in the upbringing of their grandchildren. During the week, they may actually spend more daytime hours with very young children of parents who work than the parents themselves. For this reason, and others, the bond that exists between grandparents and their grandchildren can be extremely strong.
When a couple separates and divorce proceedings begin, there can be animosity between them, and as such, that may be directed towards the parents of the other partner. As such, those grandparents might be denied any kind of contact with the children for no other reason than they happen to be the parents of one of the parties to a divorce.