There's been a huge surge in grandparents seeking help from the Courts in order to acquire parental responsibility for their grandchildren as well as to secure contact with them following their parents' divorce.
We often hear from grandparents who are desperate not to lose contact from their grandchildren yet don't know where to turn for help.
If you need advice - please do get in touch with one of our team.
The last four years has seen an almost 50 per cent increase in the use of Special Guardianship Orders. The courts have received a steep influx in the number of grandparents litigating to acquire parental responsibility for their grandchildren by applying for Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs), according to lawyers at Collyer Bristow. Grandparents are also increasingly taking action to secure contact with their grandchildren in the event of a divorce, and often have to step in due to parental illness or premature death.