K J Smith Solicitors

Grandparents' Rights

If you are a grandparent and need advice on any matter relating to your grandchild or grandchildren, K J Smith Solicitors are here to help. At K J Smith Solicitors we are experienced in handling all matters relating to Grandparents Rights.

When a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, relationships between broader family members can become difficult and strained. This can often impact upon the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren, particularly where divorce has resulted in grandchildren not being able to spend time with their grandparents.

Whenever I called the person on the end of the phone knew who I was and what was happening in my case... something you wouldn’t get with a big firm.

Legal rights for grandparents are limited but they do exist and are provided for in the Children Act 1989. It is possible for example to obtain a contact order from the Court enabling grandparents to have contact with grandchildren. In some cases, particularly where there are concerns regarding a grandchild's welfare, it is possible for grandparents to obtain a residency order from Court.

In all cases, the objective is to reach agreement or resolve a specific issue. Often this can be done without the need for court action, but sometimes court is required if a suitable resolution cannot be found.

Please contact K J Smith Solicitors today on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 020 7070 0330 (London), 0118 418 1000 (Reading), 01753 325000 (Windsor), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke), 01483 370100 (Guildford) or 01494 629000 (Beaconsfield) or e mail info@kjsmith.co.uk. We offer a free initial 45 minute appointment to give you the opportunity to meet us, before deciding if you wish to proceed in instructing us to act on your behalf.

Our free consultation can take place at either one of our offices in Henley-on-Thames, London, Reading, Windsor, Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield and Abingdon although we do service a larger number of areas including Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, and High Wycombe.

Our Locations

K J Smith Solicitors - Abingdon Office Suite 6, First Floor,
Merchant House,
5 East St. Helen Street,
Abingdon, OX14 5EG
T: 01235 375500
K J Smith Solicitors - Basingstoke Office First Floor,
26 London Street,
Basingstoke,
Hampshire,
RG21 7PG
T: 01256 584000
K J Smith Solicitors - Beaconsfield Office Cross Keys,
18 Wycombe End,
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire,
HP9 1NB
T: 01494 629000
K J Smith Solicitors - Guildford Office Parallel House,
32 London Road,
Guildford,
Surrey,
GU1 2AB
T: 01483 370100
K J Smith Solicitors - Henley-on-Thames Office 33-35 Station Road,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire,
RG9 1AT
T: 01491 630000
K J Smith Solicitors - London Office 4th Floor,
218 The Strand,
London,
WC2R 1AT
T: 020 7070 0330
K J Smith Solicitors - Reading Office 5-7 Headley Road,
Woodley,
Reading,
RG5 4JB
T: 0118 418 1000
K J Smith Solicitors - Windsor Office Castle Hill House,
12 Castle Hill,
Windsor,
Berkshire,
SL4 1PD
T: 01753 325000