Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
How old is your grandson and how often did you see him before the move?
How often does the child see his mother?
My apologies - I am having computer issues.
May I ask why your daughter felt she shoudl do this (it is important)
I have to be honest - it is going to be difficult for her to het the child back after a year - no court would order it.
The problem that you face is that grandparents have no automatic right to contact - indeed they need to ask the court for permission to even apply for an Order.
However the courts will look at the interests of the child - and the need to continue any strong relationships that he has developed.
Clearly you and he have had a strong relationship in the past and accordingly I would expect the Court to grant you an Order for Contact - especially as he is not having face to face contact with his mother.
You would need to be aware that it will not be as much contact as before - but that does not mean that it is not worth the effort.
Your starting point is to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment meeting with a local Family Mediator - this is compulsory.
If mediation is not successful you can then apply to the court for a Child Arrangement Order setting out the time the child will spend with you.
Please ask if you need further details
You contact the Family Mediator and attend the MIAM - the mediator will write to him