Hi everyone and welcome to Bristol Grandparents Support Group blog. Although we are Bristol based we have grandparents from all over the UK and beyond as members.

It is estimated that over one million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown which may have been caused by divorce/separation, alcohol/drug dependency,domestic violence,bereavement or family feud.
Every child has the right to have contact with their grandparents
if they wish and unless proven unsafe for them to do so. To deny contact from a parent or grandparent has to become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.
I hope to keep you up to date with what is going on in BGSG and I shall continue to campaign for the rights of children to have a loving and meaningful relationship with both parents and their extended family. So please join in as good to hear your views, not just mine!
I also will support via Skype.
There is no membership fee to be part of Bristol Grandparents Support Group.
Esther Rantzen says, " To every grandparent, links of love can never be broken in our hearts."

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Get Clued Up If Representing Yourself.

It was always going to happen, as legal aid is being cut , more and more people are going to represent themselves when going to court.
It is vital that anyone choosing to go down the route of Self Represented Litigants get themselves very well prepared, to be concise and focused.
You must listen to court advisers of exactly what the court are interested in, keep it factual and try to keep your emotions under control.
I know easier said than done.
Hopefully, the courts and Ministry of Justice will work together to get information out there,  to help LIP's to see what is expected and an introduction to show what a hearing is like.

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