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there is a dispute between them on the best interests of the child. (Paragraph 6.65)

Removal or replacement of guardian

15.31We recommend that section 8 of the Guardianship of Minors Ordinance (Cap 13) should be retained, but that it should be amended to give similar powers to the District Court. (Paragraph 6.66)

Removal of surviving parent as guardian

15.32We recommend that the right to remove the surviving parent as guardian under section 6 of the Guardianship of Minors Ordinance (Cap 13) should be repealed. (Paragraph 6.70)

Unmarried father as surviving parent

15.33We recommend that a provision be inserted that once the natural father is granted parental rights or responsibility, whether by fulfilling the requirements for semi-automatic acquisition, or by a court order, then he can be deemed to be the surviving parent under the Ordinance. (Paragraph 6.71)

Guardian of the estate

15.34We welcome views as to whether the Official Solicitor has sufficient powers to act as guardian of the estate.  We invite submissions as to how the Hong Kong provisions work in practice and whether any reform is necessary. (Paragraph 6.73)

Part D - Types of orders for children

Custody orders

15.35We recommend the repeal of provisions dealing with custody orders. (Paragraph 6.78)

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