L v L and another

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division made a child arrangements order for a 14 girl who suffered from anorexia nervosa and a severe depressive illness to live with her father and spend time with her mother, subject to the directions and/or conditions upon discharge from hospital, although there was no date set for her discharge. The child's wishes to live with her mother had to be viewed through the prism of the developmentally inappropriate weight of responsibility she felt for her mother's health and wellbeing.

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