Tuesday 17 October 2023
By an Appellant’s Notice filed at this Court on 28 July 2023, this is an appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Williams, sitting in the Family Division of the High Court, dated 18 May 2023. The applicant father appeals the Child Arrangements Order.
The judge directed that the children were to live with their mother and spend time with their father, setting out provisions on how the father was to spend time with the children during term time as well as school holidays. There were certain caveats around the father needing to engage with a psychiatrist who is also a qualified psychotherapist in order to spend unsupervised contact with the children. In addition, the judge allowed the mother to remove the children from the jurisdiction for a period of up to one month but directed that the mother must provide the father with the flight, destination and contact details for the holiday not less than 14 days before her intended date of travel.