No contact order for mother mistaken, Court of Appeal rules

January 29, 2016 4 comments

child contact

An acrimonious family dispute in which a judge failed to order contact between a mother and her teenage daughter must be reheard, the Court of Appeal has ruled. F (Children) concerned a cohabiting couple. They separated in January last year, with the mother initially leaving the two children, aged 13 and three, with the father…

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Father wins appeal against care orders

June 19, 2015 0 comments

fostering and adoption

A father of four who opposed plans to adopt his youngest child has succeeded in a legal bid against the proposal. In H (Children), the youngsters’ mother suffered “substantial difficulties with her mental well-being”, in the words of Lord Justice McFarlane at the Court of Appeal, and as a result was unable to look after…

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Court dismissed mother’s contact appeal

May 29, 2015 0 comments

contact

The mother of a three year-old girl has failed in a bid to prevent her father from seeing his child. A (A Child) concerned a couple who had been married since 2009. Their daughter, ‘R’, was born in January 2012 and the couple moved into a new home shortly afterwards. But their relationship had begun…

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Children to be removed from grandparents, court rules

May 15, 2015 0 comments

divorce

The grandparents of two young children have lost an appeal against a decision to remove them from their care. The case concerned a five year old girl, ‘L’, and her younger brother J, who is four. Sitting in the Court of Appeal, Lord Justice McFarlane explained the children’s background: “They had the misfortune to be…

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