Grandparents sometimes lose contact with their grandchildren. This can happen for many reasons, such as a family dispute, separation, divorce, or remarriage. This section gives legal information for grandparents who want to know how they may be able to reconnect or maintain contact with their grandchildren.

Download this pdf Grandparents' Rights information (pdf) (1.08 MB) .

You will also find information on nsfamilylaw.ca for grandparents who may be thinking about or who are going to court to be able to spend time with their grandchildren (contact), communicate with (interaction), or apply for custody (decision-making responsibility) of their grandchildren.

Last reviewed: March 2021
Reviewed for legal accuracy by: Lawyer Shelley Hounsell-Gray, QC

Thank you to Justice Canada for funding to help update our legal information on divorce.