How is grandparent contact dealt with under Alberta's Family Law Act?

For most Alberta families, grandparents and other extended family members play important roles throughout a child’s life. However, in some cases, disputes between parents and grandparents result in grandparents being denied access to their grandchildren.

In situations where the guardians (usually parents) and grandparents cannot agree on contact, the Family Law Act includes a process through which grandparents can apply to court for a contact order.