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Residency order failed

posted Mon 24, Jul 2017 at 1:23pm

Can I still take my ex back to court when it was granted 2010. He has not let me have contact with my son who is now 17yrs old. He has told me he wants contact but his father still refuses.

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My children

posted Mon 24, Jul 2017 at 1:15pm

Hi, I hope you don't mind another post. I am desperate to get my children back even though I lost a residency case as the court refused to accept the awful conditions the children were living...

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After Separation

Divorce advice please

posted Mon 24, Jul 2017 at 1:08pm

Hi, I have been unofficially separated from my wife for 5 years but I have some issues My current partner who I live with has been forced to give up work due to car accidents so at present I am h...

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After Separation

Breach of shared Parental Contact Order

posted Sat 22, Jul 2017 at 2:34am

I have been divorced from my ex Husband for almost 10 years We have twins that are aged 15 now. I have not seen them since they were 12. Up until last week I knew where they lived I regularly w...

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After Separation

Pregnant, newly separated and afraid

posted Thu 20, Jul 2017 at 11:41pm

I am 12 weeks pregnant and have split up with my partner. We split after I was made to leave his apartment where we live together because his Mother found out from him that I was pregnant. She has ...

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After Separation

Where to go for advice

posted Sat 15, Jul 2017 at 2:18pm

Me and my partner seek advice on how to deal with telling our children as they are friends and live on the same street ( we were neighbour got caught having an affair both left our partners 9 month...

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After Separation

Brocken child arrangement order - safe guarding issues

posted Fri 14, Jul 2017 at 9:35pm

Hi. Never married/never lived together (I have sole residence) I was victim of domestic abuse and domestic violence. He has drug and alcohol issues. We obtained our final child arrangement order...

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After Separation

interim child arrangment order breaches please help!

posted Wed 12, Jul 2017 at 1:11am

my ex is an alcholic and i am a victim of domestic violance. I have raised concerns with Grand mother who supervises contact with my ex wife. communication has broken down between us. The...

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Separating

Advice please

posted Mon 10, Jul 2017 at 7:42pm

My ex and I parted in October last year. He's now in another new relationship and introduced our 13 year old daughter to his new partner and daughter (of similar age)after 8 weeks of meeting her. ...

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After Separation

Advice please

posted Sat 1, Jul 2017 at 7:00pm

Hi My bf has been separated from his ex for around a year she moved out of the joint home in the new year... they have a seperation agreement and this involved my bf paying her money from the home...

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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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Separating

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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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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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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After Separation

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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Separating

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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Separating

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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After Separation

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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Separating , After Separation

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