When a couple breaks up, it does not just affect them and their immediate family. Extended family can also be devastated by the end of a marriage. Aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents who have a relationship with the family and the children can be confused and scared. They may be fearful of losing relationships that are important to them. Will both parents still continue to be in their lives? Will there be restricted access to the kids?
Can I get a court-order to see my grandchildren?
Of all the extended family, the grandparents arguably have one of the closet relationships to the grandchildren. Anger and sadness could affect their relationships with the opposite parent and restricted visitation might ensue. Is there anything a grandparent can do?