Sandria acted for a Father seeking to regularise contact arrangements against an aggressive stance by the Mother. The Mother wanted an order for their children to live with her, with more limited contact arrangements with the Father. An s 7 Report reported no concerns about either parent’s care.
Both parents gave evidence, and with Sandria’s support the Father was a very credible and open witness, able to demonstrate his love and commitment to his children from birth. Sandria was able during cross examination to demonstrate the Mother’s desire to control, and that her seeking a residence order to her had a financial motivation behind it.
As a result of Sandria’s detailed and effective representation, a shared care arrangement with equal time with each parent throughout school term time and during all school holidays was achieved. Sandria’s client reported that his faith in the justice system was restored.