Care order for residence with a relative

Private Law (Child Arrangements Programme (CAP))

28 November 2023

Philip acted for a child’s aunt in fully contested residence proceedings.

Although the courts almost always prefer the children to live with their parent, in this case he successfully obtained an order that the child live with the aunt.

Even more unusually, the court was also persuaded that the mother should be subject to an order preventing her from exercising parental responsibility so as not to undermine the aunt’s care of the child.

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