Children - Private Law (CAP) Cases

Supporting Father to maintain contact arrangements

Marie represented the Father in a case where his application to spend time with his child was proceeding (having been suspended by the Mother after an argument). His contact had been alternate weekend staying contact. When the interim contact arrangement of once per week supervised visiting contact, which was put in place pending final hearing, Continue reading

Enforcement of child arrangements order

Cara acted for the Applicant in an application was for enforcement of a child arrangements order. The first hearing had been used as a FHDRA and the previous child arrangements order discharged. The Section 7 report had been received for this hearing which suggested a change of residence to the Applicant and for the Respondent Continue reading

Applications for transfer of residence and contact

Marie represented the Mother in a case where she had not been legally represented at a fact-finding hearing within proceedings concerning an application by the Father to spend time with the children. At the fact finding hearing, the Mother had unfortunately failed to prove her allegations of domestic abuse (possibly due to lack of legal Continue reading

Achieving mutually agreeable contact arrangements

Sandria acted for the Wife/Mother in a case which had been in proceedings for well over two years with a huge amount of acrimony between the parents arising from serious domestic violent issues and breakdown of the relationship. In addition to the couple’s child, there was also an older child from a previous relationship living Continue reading

Achieving mutually agreeable contact arrangements

Sandria acted for the Mother in a case where the Father sought a shared residence order. The parents were separated and had attended mediation. The Father sought for a shared residence order, despite his working commitments being such that the Mother managed all the child care. After an initial hearing in which Father appeared to Continue reading

Acting for Mother to dismiss prohibited steps order

Cara acted for a Respondent Mother, where the Father had made applications for a child arrangements order and prohibited steps order (PSO). The PSO was to prevent the children coming into contact with the Mother’s partner, someone who the children already had a relationship with. The PSO application was dismissed by the court with child Continue reading

Applicant Father in FHDRA hearing

Cara acted for the Applicant Father in an FHDRA hearing. Serious allegations had been made with the parties agreeing a small amount of interim contact. Directions were for set for a DRA in front of a Tier 2 Judge

Mother alleging domestic violence

Marie represents a Mother in a case where she alleged domestic violence against her ex-husband and had fled to a refuge with the children. The Mother had made an application for an injunction, which was on going when the Father made an application for contact with the children. At the first hearing, the case was Continue reading