I am wanting some advice regarding a family court issue. I am the maternal grandmother, in this case of my daughters 6 yr old and 14 month old. We just had a recovery order go through the courts successfully and the next court date is 5th of Sept. The recovery order was issued for the 14 month old as the ex partner is the natural father to her, and when my daughter had taken her over there to visit, then refused to give her back or let her visit for 5 weeks, the 6 yr old was with me. She had been breastfeeding at the time. After the recovery order today, he filed a parenting order for both children . They were together just under two years, and this concerns me greatly as he seems to be only doing that out of spite, than real care, he never had a nice word to say to her ( 6 yr old) . As the grandparent , I have raised the 6 yr old with my daughter and we are extremely close. Will it help if i am appointed legal guardian? And how do I do this process if I am currently overseas and will be for another couple of weeks? I am able to bring the 6 year old with me, but I also don't want to jeopardise the court for my daughter by separating the siblings. There is no father listed on the 6 year old's birth certificate. He is particularly nasty and he is quite a bully.