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We are living in South Australia and have had our grand

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We are living in South Australia and have had our grand daughter in our care for eight years. We sent her to her mother for a holiday, our grand daughter appears to be under stress and has asked to be returned back to us. Her mother has refused we are only wanting what's best for our grand daughter if she was happy to stay with her mother then we would be happy for her. What can we do to help our grand daughter to make a decision for herself as she is only nine
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

was there a parenting arrangement in place between the parents ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

ok

the next step is to put in place parenting arrangements with consent orders by the court.

would you like to go this path ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How long would that take please
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

with the Family Court it can take up to 3 months.

if the matter is settled amicably between lawyers it could resolve much earlier

would you like to talk on the telephone, I have extended a special offer to you if you prefer ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
3 months is to long We don't want to stress her out more thank you
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

ok, understand

the only way is through a parenting agreement as this provides certainty for your daughter.

have I answered your important questions today ?

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