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Grandparent Contact Order

Posted by: Anonymous
Thu 9, Feb 2017 at 10:36am


The paternal grandfather to my grandson has obtained a court order that allows him supervised contact for 2 hours every 6 weeks. We have had one visit so far and my grandson was very upset and does not want to see him again. What can be done? Do we have to force him to go to these meetings? He is only 6 and doesn't understand why he has to see this person.The second visit was supposed to be last weekend but the grandfather said he waited at a totally different venue (no arrangements has been made at the end of the last visit) that was ironically just over the road from where we waited (thinking as he hadn't been in touch it might be sensible to revisit the first meeting venue). This all caused my grandson so much stress. Any advice?

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  • Pc jaybee (moderator) Flag

    Thanks for your post. I'm sorry to hear that your grandson's visit to his grandfather didn't go well. Do you know why he was upset?
    It's not very common for grandparents to go to court for visits to take place. Usually it is expected that contact with grandparents happens as a matter of course as/when a child is spending time with their 'non-resident' parent - in this case his father. Has there been some difficulty over that?
    If things aren't working out, ultimately, the court may have to be involved again but I'd understand if your daughter wanted to avoid this if possible. Has she used a mediation service so far? Would she consider it?

    Thu 9, Feb 2017 at 4:08pm