Marie Crawford's 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

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

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

Representing a Mother where Father breached injunction

Marie represented the Mother in an application for a non-molestation injunction, which she obtained. She also agreed an interim child arrangements order with her former partner in relation to the children, as he had issued an application for a child arrangements order. A third party was to do handovers, however the Father breached the injunction Continue reading

Reinstating contact for a Father

Marie represented the Father in a case where he had separated from his wife and she refused contact. Initially she allowed limited contact, then refused contact completely. At the first hearing, the Court ordered contact to take place at a contact centre and for there to be a s.7 report. The case is listed for Continue reading

Protecting a Mother and children from abuse

Marie represented the Mother in a fact-finding hearing in relation to her allegations of domestic abuse towards her and the children by the Father. There were also allegations of drug and alcohol abuse by the Father, and hair strand testing had confirmed this was an issue. The case was heard by a Circuit Judge and Continue reading

Enabling a Father to spend Christmas with his child

Marie represented a Father in an application to vary a CAO, adjusting the time he spends with his child. He was seeking a more defined order in relation to holiday contact than previously, seeking half of all the holidays. At the first hearing (FHDRA) nearly all matters were agreed save arrangements for Christmas contact, and Continue reading

Enabling a live with order in Europe

Marie represented the Mother in a case where she alleged she and her children had been subjected to physical and emotional abuse. The Father, her ex-husband, made an application for a child arrangements order to spend time with the children. The Court found all the Mother’s allegations proved at a fact-finding hearing. The S.7 report Continue reading

Child diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Marie represented a Mother who left a relationship as a result of domestic abuse. As a result of injunctions and restraining orders there was a long gap in the child seeing the Father. It had therefore been agreed that contact could commence at a contact centre on a supervised basis, in order to reintroduce the Continue reading

Representing a Father

Marie represents a Father who separated from his Wife when their child was very young. Contact progressed for nearly a year, when the Mother refused contact and alleged that domestic abuse had occurred during the relationship. She also moved home and could not be located for almost a year. At the point Marie took over Continue reading

Representing a Mother concerned about sexual harm

Marie represented a Mother in a complex and unusual case where the child had a disability which required special schooling and a plan from the Local Authority, but the parents could not agree on the right school. In addition, contact with the Father had broken down, and the child was refusing to see him and Continue reading

Representing a Mother concerned about sexual harm

Marie represented a Mother where the Father has a Child Arrangements Order for contact with their child. However the child made disclosures of potential sexual harm in the Father’s care and contact was suspended. A s.47 investigation was carried out by Children’s Services and the concerns were substantiated, although sexual harm by the Father was Continue reading

Protecting a Mother and children from abusive husband

Marie represented a Mother of young children who was applying for an Occupation Order to have her husband removed and excluded from their jointly owned property. He was addicted to drugs and alcohol and being threatening and abusive, which was also putting the children at risk of significant harm. At the First Directions Appointment it Continue reading