Acting for father in multi day fact finding hearing

Private Law (Child Arrangements Programme (CAP))

29 November 2023

Nicole acted for the applicant father in a multi-day fact-finding hearing where cross-allegations had been made. Both parties were assisted by interpreters.

The mother had alleged that the father had been physically, sexually, and financially abusive and had been controlling and coercive towards her. She also alleged that the father had physically abused the children.

Nicole successfully opposed the majority of the allegations against the father with only one minor allegation being proven and the court noting that there were no findings that would prevent the father from having contact with her children. A finding was also made against the mother that she had been physically abusive to the father.

Nicole was then able to negotiate interim direct contact between the father and the children after 18 months of no direct or indirect contact.

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