Do Grandparents Have Legal Rights in Australia?
Grandparents rights qld in Australia: The Family Law Act states the importance of children having a relationship with grandparents and other significant family members.
Although The Family Law Act ( GRANDPARENTS EXTENDED FAMILY ) does not give Grandparents rights to see their grandchildren, it does provide the right to seek Court Orders which would allow them to spend time with the children.
In some situations, the orders sought from the Court may include an aspect of the children living on a permanent basis with the Grandparents.
What is the Position under the Family Law Act?
The Family Law Act 1975 provides the protection of the children is paramount. This principle applies Australia-wide and primarily focuses on the rights of children to be cared for by parents, their welfare, and other such development. This also includes the children’s relationship with their grandparents.
The factors used by the Court in determining the best interests of the children are set out in section 60CC of the Family Law Act. This is also commonly referred to as ‘Additional Considerations’.
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