Amanda - posted on 10/18/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I live in New Brunswick, Canda and I was wondering if grandparents have any legal claim to their grandchildren? My friend had a baby almost 3 years ago and his ex girlfriend won't let his family see the boy. They go months without seeing him because the mom comes up with reason why she can't take him to visit. Even when he does visit she refuses to leave a car seat because they're not allowed to take him anywhere. She won't let them take the boy to family functions or even to the park! My friends mom, who would be the little boy's grandmother, said if her son won't file the proper papers to get his legal rights enforced she will. She's said he's her grandson and she should be able to have him sleep over, go to family events and go the park with them.
I was just wondering if anyone else has been in, or knows someone who's been in this situation before. Do grandparents have any legal rights to their grandkids here in Canada? How do I find out?