Renewing an order

Jul 26, 2021

How will I know if the guardianship order is about to expire?

The original court order will detail the length of your appointment.,

Please note that The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (implemented on 7th April 2020) put a stop on the time period for time limited guardianship orders and renewal orders. However as this was lifted on 30th September 2020 guardians will need to re-calculate the expiry date of their order.

As the ‘clock was stopped’ from 7th April up to and including 29th September (a total of 176 calendar days), 176 days should be added on to the original expiry date.

The following example may help clarify the position:

• Original guardianship expiry date; 20 April 2020
Add on 176 days
• New guardianship expiry date; 13 October 2020