Do grandparents get money for looking after grandchildren?
Most grandparents aren’t paid for looking after grandchildren, but it can be expensive. Food, transport and entertainment can all add up. You can talk with your grandchildren’s parents about providing some money, especially if your own finances are tight. You could also talk about using government parenting payments.
Can you claim benefits for looking after grandchildren?
If you’re a grandparent carer, you may be eligible for FTB Part B if you care for a child at least 35% of the time and the child is either: 0 to15 years. 16 to 18 years and a full time secondary student.
Are grandparents legally responsible for grandchildren?
Grandparents are specifically mentioned in the Family Law Act as being able to apply to a court for orders to do with their grandchildren. However it is important to be aware that this does not mean that grandparents (or indeed parents) have an automatic right to have contact with the children.
Can grandparents fight for custody?
In general, a grandparent seeking full care and custody of a grandchild may file a petition for custody with the court. The child’s parents have been deemed unfit to retain custody. The child’s parents consent to grandparent custody. The child has lived with a grandparent or grandparents for a year or more.
Can a 12 year old choose to live with a grandparent?
Answer: A minor does not have a right to choose his residence, and is subject to the custody and control of his parent or legal custodian until emancipated. It is possible that the grandparents could petition for guardianship or termination of parental rights.
Can grandparents refuse to give child back?
Unless your grandparents went to court and obtained an order giving them custody of the child, they are acting unlawfully by keeping your child from you. While you cannot force them to bring the child to you, you can go to the police and ask…
Can a 16 year old choose to live with a grandparent?
According to Justice for Children and Youth: “In the province you selected, at 16 years of age or older, you can generally decide where you want to live and you do not need a legal guardian. You can live with someone else against the wish of your legal guardian.
What do I do if my child doesn’t want to see a parent?
Talk to your child about why they don’t want to go Try to get to the bottom of why your child doesn’t want to spend time or stay with your co-parent. Let your child express their feelings to you without judgment. When it’s your turn to respond, do so with kindness and understanding.
Should you force a child to visit a parent?
Some parents have asked me whether they have to “force” their child to visit. Having said that, if you have a family court order that provides for a visitation schedule, then the safest answer is “yes” you must make the child go. If you fail to abide by the court order, there can be several legal consequences.
Can you force a child to visit a parent?
You do have to physically take the child to the place of handover as ordered by the Court. If the child says they do not want to go, you have a positive obligation to encourage the child to spend time with the other parent.
Can police enforce a parenting plan?
Generally, both parents are responsible for the children’s well-being even following separation. A parenting plan is a document detailing what agreement parents have come to. It is not lodged with the court and is therefore not legally binding and cannot be enforced.