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Grandparent's application for residence order

01 July 2010

In this case we represented the maternal grandmother of a 4 year old boy. After the boy’s father made serious threats to abduct the child and there being a long history of domestic violence and abuse towards the boy’s mother, our client applied for a Residence Order so that the boy could live with her. There was evidence of physical harm caused to the child and the mother suffered from long term mental health problems, including suicide attempts and was a long term abuser of recreational drugs and alcohol.

Our client’s application was successful and the boy now lives with his grandmother.