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I would never stop my 10month old sons grandmother from seeing him, all she has to do is contact me or my partner (her son) to organize a time and place, but I do have one condition, I be present at all meets as I do not trust her

I would never stop my 10month old sons grandmother from seeing him, all she has to do is contact me or my partner (her son) to organize a time and place, but I do have one condition, I be present at all meets as I do not trust her. She wants to fight this and have my son over night and take him on outings without me. Will she get anywhere if she takes me to court? I have never ever denied her access to him and never will, but see does not like me and does not like that I am always around.
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Is there a reason why you always "have to be around"…? Is there some suggestion of violence or risk of harm here? If she takes you to court I think you will both end up worse off. You will be going through mediation first anyway.

Overnight might be pushing it but if you are going out somewhere it is normal to leave bubs at Grans. Is this your first child? Could you organise to drop at Grans while you did the shopping for example say once a month or similar… Personally I used to have fun shopping with my Bub and we always made it an adventure but others seem to be more problematic and rely on Granparents.

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Your post is titled Grandparents Rights, first off  they do not have any, Children have all the rights in a Family Court and any threats about Court action represents a silly and expensive to implement threat.

The intentions of the FL ACT are that children should have a meaningful relationship with other adults including Grandparents.

However the translation of this by the Courts is the BIC principle and then possibly BIC for the parents. In other words if there are conflict situations between the Parents and Grandparents (which there obviously are  otherwise there would be not Court action or threats of it) then in the overall scheme of things the Courts will look at a range of factors including if any contact will have an effect on the parents ability to parent a child who is having contact with someone the parents object to.

It is very unlikely a Court would order any overnight stays for a child of this age. Your post is very short on actual detail. Has there been any contact? Does your husband also have the same views about the contact?

As mentioned by a previous poster, first up is an FRC before any Court action can be commenced.

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