GRANDPARENTS’ RIGHTS

The relationship between children and their grandparents is protected under Quebec law.

Grandparents therefore have the right to visit with their grandchildren on a regular basis.

Parents can only prevent the grandparents from having access to their grandchildren for a serious reason.

If parents and grandparents cannot agree on the amount of time they may see the grandchildren, grandparents can petition the court to determine their access rights.

Furthermore, there is no obligation for grandparents to financially support their grandchildren, and a failure to do so cannot be used as a reason to deny them access.

The above  is intended to provide general information and is not to be taken as legal advice for a particular situation.  If you require a legal opinion, please contact an attorney.