Special Guardianship Orders

Sometimes it is considered to be in the best interest of a child/ren to be cared for by someone other than the parents and for them to make decisions about the child/ren’s upbringing i.e. grandparents, uncles/aunts, or other close relatives.

We have the expertise to deal with Special Guardianship Applications and to represent you at Court.

A Special Guardianship Order will legally secure a child/ren’s placement with the Special Guardian(s). A special guardian is granted Parental Responsibility which will over-ride the Parental responsibility of the biological parents if there is a disagreement on any issue concerning the child/ren. This gives them the right to make decisions about child/ren’s upbringing without having to always consult the parents first.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS YOU SHOULD SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.