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Grandmother threatens legal action

My partner and i recently had a baby.

His mother doesnt like either of us, so in turn - refuses to come to our home to spend time with her grandchild and is demanding we let her take her for walks in the pram so she doesnt have to be near us. We have said no because we aren't comfortable with her leaving our care, she's still a baby and is fully breastfed (feeding anywhere for every half hour to four hourly) and she will rarely settle for anyone but myself.

In response to this, the grandmother is accusing us of preventing her from having a relationship with her grandchild - which is not true. We have said she is more than welcome to come to our home to see her, SHE has made the choice NOT to.

There have now been numerous arguments about this and we will not stand down because she is OUR child and at the end of the day, we are making this decision with her best interests in mind - not her grandmothers insecurities.

She is threatening to 'exercise her legal rights in due course' - but given the circumstances, we didnt think she had any. No-one is stopping her from seeing her grandchild but herself, so does she even have a case?

We have kept all emails and correspondance from her, that state she will only see her grandchild if its just the two of them etc.
qldgirl47 said
She is threatening to 'exercise her legal rights in due course' - but given the circumstances, we didnt think she had any. No-one is stopping her from seeing her grandchild but herself, so does she even have a case?
People that do not understand the Law often make silly threats. The only one with any rights in the Court room is the child.

Courts do recognise that a child should have the right of a relationship with significant adults but often not if it is at the expense of the parents harmony.

Her first step is mediation through an FRC and then a long journey through the Court process.

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All she wants to do is win and make us look like fools.
No one has stopped her from seeing her grandchild but herself. She has the option to come here and visit in our home, but she's too stubborn to!
She wouldnt go through mediation because that would mean having to sit in a room with us, thats how pathetic she is becoming.
qldgirl47 said
She wouldnt go through mediation because that would mean having to sit in a room with us, thats how pathetic she is becoming.
 
Well if that's the case, then you've really got nothing to worry about. Unless she alleges some kind of reasonable fear of violence from you, she won't get to the courts without attending mediation. Unless of course, she offers to mediate and you refuse, then she'd be issued a certificate to proceed. But sounds unlikely from what you've said.
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