Working with a Guardian in the interests of the children

Private Law (Child Arrangements Programme (CAP))

29 November 2023

Through their Guardian, Marie represented the children in a long-term dispute about where they should live. The Guardian had been appointed as a result of the degree of conflict between the parents, which professionals considered was causing the children emotional harm.

Working with Marie’s guidance, the Guardian recommended a shared care order, so that no parent had overall control, but not with an equal split of the children’s time with each parent.

Neither parent agreed with this proposal, nevertheless the Court made a final order on the terms recommended by the Guardian.

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