Grandparents loose appeal against care orders

October 13, 2014 0 comments

fostering and adoption

The maternal grandparents of four children have failed in a bid to prevent them from being taken into care. In the Matter of K and KT concerned “long running” care proceedings in relation to three boys and their little sister. The eldest boy was approaching his sixth birthday, while his younger brothers were four and…

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Father denied appeal against indirect contact order

August 8, 2014 0 comments

indirect contact order

A Turkish father has failed in his appeal against an order for ‘indirect contact’ with his 11 year old son. An indirect contact order limits a parent’s communication with their child to letters, cards and presents which are delivered through a third party. Such an order is usually made when there is concern for the…

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Court considers role of unrelated carers in adoption

April 14, 2014 1 comment

Baby room

A woman who had been caring for a child belonging to her son’s girlfriend has lost her bid to oppose an adoption order. In Re G (A Child), the woman, called ‘AR’ in case reports, applied for permission to oppose the adoption order after caring for the now three year-old boy for 18 months. ‘G’…

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Court of Appeal considers disabled parents

April 10, 2014 0 comments

adoption

The Court of Appeal has issued guidance on the correct approach to be taken in cases involving disabled parents. In Re C, a couple who both suffer from disabilities had successfully appealed against a full care order issued for their 17 month-old daughter, called A in case reports. She was taken into foster care shortly…

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Husband wins appeal against finding of non-disclosure

April 1, 2014 1 comment

Monopoly money

A former husband who left his job after developing depression has won his appeal against a ruling that future maintenance payments should not be limited. In N v N, the former couple had been married for nine years and had two children, both now teenagers. They separated in 2002 and their divorce was finalised in…

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