Before Deciding to go to Court

  • Read this guide carefully to learn about the court application process, the Child and Family Services legislation on grandparents’ access and the best interests of the child.
  • Consider the impact going to court will have on you, your family and your grandchildren.
  • Realize that the court process may take a long time (possibly more than a year).
  • Know that going to court may be very costly. It is difficult to predict how high the costs will get. Some out-of-pocket expenses are identified in Step 1.