Melanie Andrews's Children - Private Law (CAP) Cases

Achieving increased contact for a Father

Melanie represented a Father who was experiencing a blank refusal by the Mother to extend his time with his children. There were no difficulties with the current contact but the Mother felt that it was enough. At trial, Melanie successfully argued that the Father should see the children every other weekend, plus one overnight every Continue reading

Supporting a family with an alcoholic Mother

Melanie represented a Father who was concerned about the Mother’s alcoholism. At court it was agreed that the children would live with the Father, and that the Mother would wear an alcohol testing bracelet for the next three months to monitor her alcohol intake.

Enabling a Father to care for his child

Melanie represented a Father who was seeking to care for his teenage child after the relationship between the mother and child broken down. Despite having not had a particularly close relationship with his child historically, and the mother saying there should be no contact with the father at all, Melanie secured an order for the Continue reading

Representing grandparents in Residence Proceedings

Melanie acted for grandparents seeking to look after their grandchildren when the parents attempted to leave the grandparents’ home. She successfully argued that the children should remain with the grandparents owing to the inappropriate lifestyles of the parents.

Parental alienation

Melanie acted for a father who had been denied access to his child by the mother for over one year, successfully re-establishing contact, and went on to achieve a shared residence order.