Karoline has one child, Lawrence, aged ten, who currently lives with his father, Kevin. Kevin and Karoline separated following the birth of Lawrence, and Lawrence initially lived with his mother, but went on to live with his father and hasn’t seen his Mum since 2015. Karoline has been involved in abusive relationships since a young age and was in a violent relationship with the victim of her crime.
Karoline’s mother, Amanda, (his grandmother) has been a consistent and stable person in Lawrence’s life and they have a strong relationship. However, in 2019 contact between Lawrence and his grandmother was stopped by Kevin because Amanda was talking to him about his mum which Kevin didn’t like. He didn’t want to encourage conversations or any contact between Lawrence and his mum but this left Lawrence feeling confused and hurt.
Amanda made a ‘Child Arrangements Order’ Application which we helped with, and contact has been reinstated. Karoline supported her mother’s application and wanted to apply for contact for herself.