The Grands

The Grands
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children".
--- from the writings of Roots author Alex Haley

Friday, March 10, 2017

With Addiction a Key Factor, Grandparents Seeking Custody Advice at An 'Astounding' Rate

A Queensland, Austrailia community lawyer says grandparents are contacting her daily seeking custody of their grandchildren and requests for information are increasing.

The chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society and a lawyer with the Suncoast Community Legal Service, Kirsty Mackie, said she was "astounded" at the surge in the number of grandparents seeking help.

She said addiction was at the crux of the majority of cases.

"It's probably one or two a day that I'm advising on parenting issues for their grandchildren," Ms Mackie said.

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