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06 Sep 12 #354266 by woodbutcher3773
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hi all back from court again x didnt turn up 3rd time so judge has ordered a 16.4 a guardian for my daughter and her own solicotor can anyone tell me what this means as who will give the solicotor appointed the direction ,what will the guardian do?
also i have been told that the court want mysel;f and my x to do parenting classes i have been told this is because they cant ask 1 person and if the ask 1 they must ask both what will these classes entale.

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06 Sep 12 #354315 by zonked
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The gaurdian''s role is to represent the child and act as an advocate to promote her interests. She is likely to be an experienced social worker with CAFCASS. She will have her own solicitor and barrister if necessary.

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06 Sep 12 #354318 by Fiona
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Zonked is correct, a guardian safeguards and looks after the welfare of children and they appoint a solicitor to act for the child.

Parenting classes encourage parents to put the interests of children first and adopt strategies to minimise conflict. Although both parents attend they go to a different class.

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