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1. The first thing I would suggest to you is that there is no need to write any letter if you are sending the Summons, as the Summons essentially speaks for itself and sets out that you want access. However, if you do want to write a letter to the mother of your grandchildren, I would suggest you keep it much shorter than the letter you have submitted to this forum as an attachment. You should simply state that you want access and why. Because the personal relationship has broken down, there is little point in going over ground which would be better off left behind and forgotten about. However, the court will consider that you are looking for access at the same address as your son. However, just because he is getting access, this will not prevent you from getting access at the same address. However, the court might be minded to make one access immediately subsequent to the other, simply from the point of view of convenience. So, you need to consider this when making your submissions to court. Alternatively, if you get Legal Aid, you need to discuss this issue with the solicitor provided.
2. Yes, you can request days for your grand daughter to attend the dentist. If the child needs dental treatment, it is better that the child sees a dentist and I am sure the court will grant you this ability if you seek it. Secondly, whilst you can seek to ask the court that the Mum attends a parenting course, no court is going to force the mother to attend such a course, if she doesn't want to. So, you need to be realistic here. I would suggest that the Dad attends a parenting course and requests that the mother does one as well.
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