Grandparents provide support to their grandchildren in many ways. This is underscored in the results of an AARP survey.
Grandparents can play key roles in their grandchildren’s lives. And these days, it is pretty typical for children to have a high number of grandparent figures. Instances in which children have six, seven or eight grandparents and similar people in their lives are not uncommon in today’s world.
In recent years, it has become more and more common here in the U.S. for grandparents to raise their grandchildren. Unique challenges can arise for grandparents when it comes to such situations. This is underscored in a recent study.
The opioid crisis has had many impacts here in Virginia and the rest of the United States. This includes major impacts within families. When parents are struggling with opioid addiction, their children could be at risk of not getting the solid parenting they need. In some instances, such children end up going into the foster system.
A divorce is between two people, right? You might be forgetting a few others: children, friends and grandparents. Close relatives are often overlooked as an important consideration in deciding on divorce issues, including child custody.
Grandparents often play a significant role in their grandchildren's lives. Their presence can offer stability and security. Depending on the family, they may even be the best equipped to have legal custody of their grandkids.
Grandparents and grandchildren share a special bond. It's also one that may be overlooked in a divorce. If there is a custody dispute, the role of the grandparents may not be the focus, but it is an important consideration.