A recent courageous decision from the English Court of Appeal indicated that courts nowadays can be prepared to take a robust stance in child contact cases when the parent with whom the children live refuses to obey Contact Orders.
Unhappily, we sometimes come across parents who are at war over their children even to the extent that the parent with the residence of the children refuses to obey a court order to allow the other parent to see them. We have seen the Scottish courts take a strong stance in this regard.
Separating parents and their contact arrangements with their children are important to consider. Should children have overnight contact with “absent” parents?
Grandparents have no Automatic Parental Responsibilities and Rights at all, and this comes as a surprise to some, however they can ask the court for an order for parental responsibilities and rights.