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ukfamilysolicitor, Family Solicitor
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My son denies me access to my grand daughter.what are my r

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My son denies me access to my grand daughter.what are my rights
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Welcome to Just Answer
I am a Solicitor and will assist you.
I am sorry to hear about your situation.
Please may I ask:
- how old is your granddaughter?
- why is your son saying you can't see her?
- have you previously had a good relationship with her?
Kind Regards
Caroline
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My granddaughter is 14months, my son has not spoken to me since my divorce from his stepmother 9 years ago. I have never seen her.
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Thank you for your response.
Please may I ask if you have tried to contact your son recently and asked if you could see your granddaughter?
Kind Regards
Caroline
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have txt my son as I have just been given his number but he has not replied. I recently visited my ex wife his stepmother who was baby sitting my grand daughter was was refused entry on my sons instructions.
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Thank you for clarifying this for me.
Is the reason he is saying no because he aligns with his stepmom following your divorce? Your son is not alledging any child protection concerns?
Kind Regards
Caroline
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no child protection in place and I have no criminal record at all.
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Thank you for clarifying that for me.
You should consider applying to court for a Child Arrangement Order to be able to spend time with your grand child.
You first need to refer the matter to mediation. Just google Family Mediation in your area and give them a call to get the ball rolling.
If mediation doesn't work - you will then be able to make an application to the court. A you need to complete Form C100 and Form C1. Send to local family court. Court fee is £215 but you may be eligible for a remission dependant on your circumstances - see form EX160.
The court will then decide, if it is in your grand child's best interest to have a relationship with you.
Kind Regards
Caroline
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