1.1.G.14 Grandparent (CCS, ACCS)
- has a biological grandparent or great-grandparent relationship to the child, or
- is a grandparent or great-grandparent as a result of:
- step-parent relationships (including former partners),
- artificial conception procedures,
- de facto relationships, and
- surrogacy arrangements (FAAct subsection 85CJ(3)).
Example 1: James and Shelley are the biological parents of their child Seth. James and Shelley separate and James marries Martina. Martina is Seth's step-parent. In later years Seth marries Sarah and they have a child Nathan. Martina is the step-grandparent of Nathan. Seth and Sarah eventually separate and Seth marries Helga. Helga is Nathan's step-parent and Helga's mother and father are Nathan's step-grandparents.
Example 2: Layla is the biological mother of Katharine. Layla dies and her cousin Danielle takes on the care of Katharine as her guardian, when Katharine is 3 years old. In later years, Katharine has a child Bernie. Danielle is not considered the grandparent of Bernie because she is not the natural, adoptive or step-grandparent of Bernie.
Act reference: FAAct section 85CJ Eligibility for ACCS (grandparent)