Grandparents play an integral role in a child's development. It is therefore worrying to see an increasing number of grandparents being prevented from enjoying contact with their grandchildren following separation or divorce. What many people do not realise is that it is possible for grandparents to apply to court for an order in relation to contact. 

Whilst grandparents do not have the same rights and responsibilities as the parents, the English courts still recognise the important role a grandparent will play in a child's life.