Our expert says:
Family law expert
Any person having an interest in the care, well-being and development of a child may apply to the High Court for an order granting guardianship of the child to the applicant. When considering such an application the court must take into account the best interests of the child, the relationship between the applicant and the child, and any other relevant person and the child; and any other fact that should, in the opinion of the court, be taken into account. In the event of a person applying for guardianship of a child that already has a guardian; the applicant must submit reasons as to why the child's existing guardian is not suitable to have guardianship in respect of the child.
Only the High Court can grant sole guardianship to a parent and the Family Advocate will also be asked to recommend to the court what will be in the best interests of the child.
You will have to consult an Attorney to bring such an application.
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