The Court of Guardianship (CoG) is an executing agency of the Ministry of Justice.

The CoG is the central authority for the protection of children and performs the duties of a central reporting agency for child abuse. Anyone can contact the CoG for reporting and asking advice on suspected cases of child abuse.

The agency carries out independent research, advises on legal proceedings and may propose legal measures or sanctions in order to ensure the safety and well-being of a minor.

What We Do

Child protection

  • Joint parental authority/Sole custody
  • Legal guardianship
  • Denial of Paternity/Acknowledgement
  • Mediation Visitation arrangements
  • Adoption
  • Child abuse & child protection measures

Child support

Information request


Youth probation office

  • Supervision of the judicial process
  • Interventions
  • Community Service
  • Counselling & guidance programs

How to reach us?

The Court of Guardianship is a governmental organization tasked with child protection and youth probation services.

Contact Us

W.G. Buncamper Rd.  # 33
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Tel: +1721 542-4110