Grandparents often play a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren and the emotional ties can be deep. If parents separate or divorce, it can become difficult for grandparents to maintain this relationship with their grandchildren. Other times, such situations can result in grandparents providing much or all of the care for their grandchildren. How does the legal system respond in these types of situations? This session looks at subjects like parenting of and contact with children (also referred to as custody and access), maintenance, and guardianship from the grandparent-grandchild perspective.