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This forum is for visitors seeking advice and support from the community in relation to but not limited to parents and couples going through the process of separation or who have already separated; and parents wishing to develop a positive parenting relationship after separation. The forum is looked after by community managers to keep conversations positive and constructive, make users aware of resources and protect them from abusive comments or invasions of privacy. 

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Help and advice please

posted Fri 23, Jun 2017 at 3:28pm

Hi Myself and partner have just agreed to split, ( 14 + years together,) as we cannot reconcile following my ex-partner being unfaithful We have 2 great kids aged 5 and 3. My eldest has noti...

Tags: seperation,kids
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Separating , After Separation

Domestic violence- getting it right for the children

posted Thu 22, Jun 2017 at 4:16pm

Hello Can any mods tell me for what reason Getting it right for the children is not ok to use in cases with domestic abuse? Thanks

Tags: Domestic abuse,domestic violence,getting it right for the children
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Mending relationships

posted Tue 20, Jun 2017 at 4:16pm

Hi! I have a tough situation. I am a step mom. My step daughter is 7 now, and I have been present for 5 years. My husband and her mom were never married. It was an "oops what are we going to do" si...

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what to tell your children when having a break

posted Tue 20, Jun 2017 at 4:02am

Hi! I'm new here and I have a question. My husband wants time off from our marriage, we have two children 6 and 8 (girls), he tells me he still loves me but he wants to clear his mind. Do I tell my...

Tags: separation,trial separation,time off
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Discharge of non molestation order

posted Sat 17, Jun 2017 at 3:05pm

Hi I'm just wondering if anyone can help, these things always happen on a weekend when I can't speak to my dv support worker! So I've had a non mol in place for the last 12 months and it was succes...

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Daughter is angry

posted Sun 11, Jun 2017 at 11:48am

My daughter has turned very nasty against me as her father has been discussing the court details with her. I get punched and kicked she was never like this before. Is there anyway I can help her?

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Template Personal Statement - #2 stage court order

posted Sat 10, Jun 2017 at 1:51pm

Hello I am writing a statement for the court as the 'applicant / petioner' for child contact arrangements. Anyone know of a template they can recommend to work from? The court tell me ther...

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Partner Moved

posted Wed 7, Jun 2017 at 3:24pm

My partner has moved our child an hour and 20 minutes away from me to move in with her new partner and now insists I drive all of the way for both drop offs and pickups. Just wanted peoples th...

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Seeing my partners kids

posted Wed 7, Jun 2017 at 1:21pm

I've been with my partner for 3 years now and his ex has always stopped me from seeing his kids. We now have a child together and I'm trying to move things forward but the kids apparently say they ...

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Contact Order

posted Wed 24, May 2017 at 11:13pm

HI I hope you can help I have a contact order in place for my children to see their father every wed for tea and alternative weekends from Fri@5.30pm- [email protected] My problem is that my children's fat...

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Ex partner won't speak to to me directly about teenage daughter

posted Fri 28, Oct 2011 at 10:12am

My ex and I separated five years ago now and my daughter is now 14 and he is still doing my head in - he will never speak directly to me which is fine when its just sorting out arrangements ...but...

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fathers right

posted Tue 29, May 2012 at 7:34pm

hi, my x said she is going to change the kids names to hers as we have nva been married, now a can only get the kids every other wk/end due to my financal situation as a had a PCL operation last ye...

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fed up !

posted Wed 2, Nov 2011 at 6:12pm

My partner sees the kids ( 9 and 7) every Wednesday 5.00 -6.30 and every other Saturday 9.00 -6.00pm . he is ALWAYS late and turned up today at 5.30pm ! The kids are hungry and he has kept the...

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How do I get started?

posted Fri 9, Dec 2011 at 1:15pm

We have been married for 8 years and have 2 children, aged 4 and 2 years. We have always had a stormy relationship here I have been the noisy angry one and my husband has just walked away and lef...

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What can I do.

posted Tue 13, Dec 2011 at 8:40am

I was married to a violent man for 10 years before I got the help I needed to separate. By then my daughter was 9 years old. she is now 16 and I am horrified that she has started a relationship...

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stay or leave ?

posted Mon 19, Dec 2011 at 6:13pm

My partner and I have not been getting on for ages and we decided earler in the year to stay in the same house and live separate lives . I think it is working for him but it is driving me mad a...

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my boyfreinds ex is trying to take the children

posted Fri 17, Feb 2012 at 9:56am

hi my boyfreind has two little boys and his ex is trying to take the kids from him. When they split up the ex left my boyfreind with the children and has not had contact with them. she has suddenly...

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Worried About My Son Being Taken On Holiday

posted Sun 26, Feb 2012 at 10:15pm

Hello, I am hoping for some guidance - have just joined this site after reading some of the advice given to others and it seems very helpful. My ex and myself split up before I found out I was pr...

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Dad is trying to turn our child against me

posted Mon 12, Mar 2012 at 1:35pm

I have been separated from my chids dad for about three years and I have always let him have her on a regular basis, but the past year he has been saying some horrible things to our 7 year old girl...

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Boyfriend going through Divorce...what do we do?

posted Mon 27, Feb 2012 at 2:04pm

My new boyfriend is going through a divource, but his other half is being troublesome. No they have no children involved as they are grown up and married themselves. Should he mention our intention...

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Parent alienation

posted Mon 24, Oct 2016 at 2:53pm

HI there I'm hoping you can help with a situation I have regarding my daughter and my fiancee My daughter is four and lives with her mother in another part of he country. I see my daughter eve...

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Documentary to represent The Modern Family

posted Wed 2, Nov 2016 at 12:02pm

Hi, We are an award-winning production company called, Pulse Films and we are developing a new series where we document and celebrate the modern family. And what that entails is working with pa...

Tags: family,children,newrelationship,dad,mum,kids,stepmum,divorce
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Shiftworker and visiting rights

posted Wed 8, Apr 2015 at 10:50pm

Can anyone advise me on what would happen if me and my husband divorced. We are seperated at Moment and he sees them toughly 2 nights midweek and 1 full Day at weekend for 2 weeks then for not 2 w...

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Really need some advice... opinions appreciated

posted Sun 13, Jan 2013 at 2:38am

Hi, I hope you guys can help clear my mind and help me decide and feel right about my decision, so any opinions are welcome. Here goes.... I am a 40 yo father of two (7 & 12). My marriage/ relatio...

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Fiancés CSA payments and paying towards his girls

posted Fri 4, Apr 2014 at 1:20am

My fiancé is currently out of work and as such his CSA payments have stopped, as I earn a high wage he has no entitlement to any financial help such as JSA. His ex wife is constantly berating us a...

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What should I tell my son?

posted Wed 21, Mar 2012 at 10:11pm

Hi, A week ago my wife dropped the bombshell that she was not happy anymore after 6 years of marriage (11 years together). I never saw this coming and have never prepared for what to do if it d...

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Looking for (informal) advice about mortgages

posted Sun 26, Jan 2014 at 11:54am

Hi, I'm interested in any experience/stories on how other separated couples have dealt with mortgages on more than one property after separation. Not seeking legally-binding advice here, just an...

Tags: mortgage
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Ex refusing me access to our son but is staying with violent partner

posted Sun 23, Mar 2014 at 4:30pm

Sorry, this might read like War and Peace but I thought all info would be needed! My ex found out she was pregnant after we had split up. We were never married and I stay with my mum, dad, brothe...

Tags: abuse,access,violence
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Spending time together?

posted Tue 29, Apr 2014 at 10:18pm

My wife and i have very recently separated and are really just finding our feet. hopefully working towards an amicable "friendship", although its very early. i was wondering what peoples opinion...

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Should I stop access on school nights?

posted Tue 6, May 2014 at 9:54am

My ex and I split in mid February he has our daughter overnight on his days off which are usually school nights but can be any days. He is regularly not getting her to school on time she tells me t...

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