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Grandchildren

 

(legal status). Grandchildren have specific rights and carry legal obligations in relation to paternal and maternal grandparents. Thus, according to Soviet law, minor grandchildren who are needy or adult grandchildren who are unable to work have the right to receive material support (an allowance) from grandparents possessing adequate resources, providing that the grandchildren cannot get support from their parents or spouse. In turn, grandchildren possessing adequate resources are obligated to support grandparents who are needy and cannot work, if they cannot get support from their spouse or children. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and grandparents have the right to inherit from each other. Grandchildren or great-grandchildren inherit according to law from their grandfather (or grand-mother) if, at the time of opening the will, the parent who would have been the heir is not alive. In such cases, grand-children inherit the exact share that would legally have been designated as the inheritance of the deceased parent. Paternal and maternal grandparents inherit from grandchildren as second-line heirs.

E. M. VOROZHEIKIN

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I am pleased that the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act unanimously passed out of the HELP Committee.
Others even stump up for luxuries like holidays for their grandchildren.
Gransnet editor Lara Crisp said: "Most grandparents who help out with childcare relish the opportunity to spend more time with their grandchildren and find it helps them build a strong relationship with them.
Had they been unable to look after their grandchildren, a fifth (20%) of grandparents who have provided regular care feel the parents would have been unable to continue working, over a third (35%) felt they would have had to reduce their hours and over half (54%) said the parents would have had to pay for formal childcare.
7 million households with grandparents raising grandchildren and over 5.
She explains that because grandparents don't have any legal right to see their grandchildren, they have to apply for leave to be heard by the court, and this has to be granted before they can apply to see their grandchildren.
Grandchildren enjoy hearing about the "good ol' days" as mentioned by my granddaughter, and what their parents were like when they were little.
Grandparents expect to be able to help their grandchildren, even when their grandchildren are grown, and its frustrating and depressing for them to instead be dependent on their grandchildren.
The study also revealed that giving tangible support to or receiving it from their grandchildren affected the psychological well-being of grandparents but not grandchildren.
Grandparents from North Wales not only considered family holidays with their grandchildren too much stress and hassle, only 6% said they were as adventurous as when they were 19 when on holiday with the grandchildren - the lowest in the UK, compared with 18% of grandparents in north east England.
In fact, grandchildren often develop emotionally close relationships with their grandparents (Ruiz & Silverstein, 2007).
Warner are a couple in their early seventies with three children and five grandchildren.