LEGAL STATUS OF GRANDPARENTS IN POLISH LAW. PART I (Status prawny dziadków w prawie polskim. Czesc I)
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Grandparents in the legal sense have a number of individual rights, both under the Civil Code (right to statutory inheritance), Family and Guardianship Code (right to alimony, quasi alimony, contact with grandchildren), and several other acts. Number of these rights, however, is limited. Regulation of relations between grandparents and grandchildren are regulated in the property and non-property spheres. But these rules are not complete. Grandparents are usually united with grandchildren by the most powerful legal and family ties, which has not only a property dimension, but above all the emotional one. It is difficult to anticipate whether all grandparents should have the same legal status. The regulation of Family and Guardianship Code shows that there is no such a differentiation. Similarly, the provisions of the Civil Code do not introduce this differentiation. The regulations contained in the provisions of other laws often make the acquisition of certain rights of the grandparents meet additional requirements (cohabitation, being a close person, household member, or running together of the household or farmstead).
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