Information for Grandparents

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The information in this section is for grandparents who want to know how they may be able to reconnect or maintain contact with their grandchildren. This section is also for grandparents who may be making an application to the court for access with or custody of their grandchildren.

In this section you will find information about different ways of communicating, or negotiating, that may help you to come to an agreement without going to court. There is also information about how to find a lawyer and get legal advice, information about custody, access and child support, and contact information for services that might be helpful to you.

If you have lost contact with your grandchildren, or are thinking of applying to the court for custody of, or access with, your grandchildren, it is very important that you speak with a lawyer for advice. Only a lawyer can tell you what your rights are, what to expect from the court process, or what you should or shouldn’t do in your situation.

You can click on any of the topics under ‘Information for Grandparents’ on the left-hand side of this page for more information. Frequently asked questions, or ‘FAQs,’ are where you will find answers to the questions people ask most about these topics.

For information about applying for custody of or access with a grandchild, click here.

For the Grandparents Custody and Access Fact Sheet, click here.

For a listing of agencies and services available in Nova Scotia, please go to Community Agencies & Resources.