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Contact centre increase??

posted Fri 19, May 2017 at 8:30am

I have been seeing my children in a contact centre since march. Next week is my last session there then I go onto community contact for a few sessions before my children can start coming to my home...

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After Separation

Help please

posted Wed 17, May 2017 at 10:49pm

My ex now gets to see our daughters every other weekend, they go over to his. Since the court hearing, he went on Facebook and wrote horrible things about me. I brought it to his solicitor's attent...

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After Separation

emotionally bruised after contact at the weekend.....

posted Tue 16, May 2017 at 3:02pm

Hello all, I went to the 2nd contact session ( which was some 5 weeks after the the 1st one) to see my 2 daughters at the weekend. My expectations were low as phone contact has dropped off f...

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After Separation

Does interim court order from years ago (which we have modified) still stand?

posted Sun 14, May 2017 at 10:35am

Hello, I do not feel shared care is working in my children's best interests as the level of conflict is unfortunately very high and constructive communication between us is now practically zero. We...

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After Separation

New partner with kids

posted Thu 11, May 2017 at 4:05am

Hello, I have met a lovely Englishman in Australia who came over 5 years ago with his family. They split about a year and a half later. I met him 8 months ago and because I have been a live in s...

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After Separation

help and advice needed

posted Tue 9, May 2017 at 5:24pm

My partner and i recently split acrymonously. She has started to be vindictive and very difficult. She banned me from one of the 4D scans i purchased and then reluctantly sent a poor picture - thou...

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Separating , After Separation

Telling the kids

posted Tue 2, May 2017 at 1:35pm

My husband and I decided to separate at the end of last year and have been trying to make arrangements for our new lives since then. I have eventually managed to find a place to rent and am due to...

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Ex not agreeing with what he has agreed to

posted Tue 2, May 2017 at 1:05pm

Hello My ex left before our son was 2 and is marrying the person he left me for sometime this year I recently agreed that he could see our son every weekend for 4 weeks only Now he has sai...

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After Separation

Daughter won't see me

posted Tue 25, Apr 2017 at 7:21pm

Hi all. I have recently been granted a court order which I am very happy with and in the end entitles me to half of everything like school holidays,xmas,weekends etc. I hadn't seen my kids for a wh...

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After Separation

Telling the Kids...where to start if at all...yet!

posted Tue 25, Apr 2017 at 10:38am

My wife and I are in the first few months of separation. Our 2 children are 1 and 4. Up until now we have told them that Daddy is away a lot with work. I see them on Tuesday after work and do tea t...

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Separating , After Separation

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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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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Separating

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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Separating , After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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