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Re Legal guardianship of JDR

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Neutral Citation: 
[2022] JMSC Civ. 190
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Application for guardianship order – Applicant who is a close blood relative of the relevant child – Applicant resides overseas – Child’s biological mother purportedly
gives consent to said order – Importance of informed consent – Need for independent assessment of members of applicant’s household – Applicant is married and presently has two sons– Applicant has changed her address with no suitable evidence of present living conditions need for independent assessment to be done as regards applicant’s present living conditions – Ward of court – Child in respect of whom a guardianship order is sought is a ward of the court as soon as application for guardianship is filed - Court’s role in respect of a ward of court - Bond with child and parent – Best interests of the child


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