In light of grandparents’ rights over their grandchildren the key element is Parental Responsibility.

Parental Responsibility is the responsibility over the children welfare and wellbeing, allowing the responsible party to make essential decisions on behalf of their children.

Biological mothers and father have an automatic parental responsibility; however, this right has been given to stepfathers.

Considering the above, grandparents do not automatically have parental responsibility; they must obtain it for the grandchild by a Residence Order or Special Guardianship Order.

If you are looking to clarify the above terms it is important that you proceed wisely in taking custody of the children; therefore, it is essential to obtain a professional advice especially from a family law solicitor.

The process can become complicated and confusing but a good solicitor can guide you in the right direction applying all the correct procedures. Our family law team at Bond Adams Solicitors LLP advise their clients to obtain legal advice from the beginning of the case for a better course of action.

However, even if a solicitor is brought in the middle of the process grandparents should never finalise any custody matter without obtaining legal advice as this might increase the change in making an error.

If you are looking to adopt a grandchild, please feel free to contact our office based on London Road, Leicester for information regarding the necessary steps in order to obtain a residence order or a special guardianship order.

The key element is Parental Responsibility. It allows the responsible party to make essential decisions on behalf of their children in relation to the welfare and wellbeing.

Unlike the mother and father grandparents do not automatically have parental responsibility; they must obtain it for the grandchild by a Residence Order or Special Guardianship Order.

It is important that you proceed wisely with this so therefore, it is essential to obtain a professional advice especially from a family law solicitor.

Our specialists:
Rafique Dawood Patel
Hannah Patel – Bhundia

Alternatively,
Speak with any member of our family law team.

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