In divorce cases that are particularly acrimonious, it is not uncommon for the Court to appoint a Child Representative. Here is some information to help you understand why such an appointment:
What is a Child Representative?
A Child Representative is a third party individual appointed by the court to act in the best interests of the child. The decisions that the Child Representative makes will be a reflection of what they think will benefit the child the most after observation of the child. The decision that the Child Representative makes will not take into consideration what the parents want for themselves.
When does your child need a Child Representative?
A Child Representative is appointed by the Court when it becomes apparent that the parents are unable to civilly come to an agreement on issues regarding the child e.g. custody, care and control, access etc.
What does a Child Representative Do?
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