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."

Please contact during office hours.

Monday 13 May 2013

Only £200, I don't think so.

I was dismayed this week to read an article on a well known  website, it was in reference to grandparents going to court for a contact order.
The article states that the cost of an application is £200, which is correct but when you read it, it sounds that there are no other costs, and that you can sometimes get that reimbursed if on a low income or benefits.
I must say I have never heard of grandparents getting their money back.
There is no mention of solicitors costs at all.
At the end of the article all becomes clear, it is written by a  firm of solicitors.
I just need to say, before someone brings it up again, it a choice whether to go down the legal route or not, just make sure you go to a family lawyer, ask for your free 20 mins consultation and have costs up front.

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