volume 42, issue 2, P176-203 2020
DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2020.1751932
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Abstract: This article reviews the debate about the enhancement of grandparents' legal status in relation to their grandchildren. In particular, it observes that calls for a legal presumption in favour of grandparent contact with their grandchildren when family relationships break down were emboldened by the enactment in s1(2A) of the Children Act 1989 of a presumption that involvement of both parents in their children's lives furthers children's welfare. Proponents of grandparent rights argued that there should be a si…

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