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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

Can I see my kids without contact of there mother?

posted Thu 20, Apr 2017 at 7:24am

I've been seperated from my kids mother for 5 years. I arranged to see my kids, now 8 and 5 twice a week, or one night per week. Things were and stil are never easy with contact. Recently she sent...

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Can I see my kids without contact of there mother?

posted Thu 20, Apr 2017 at 12:31am

I've been seperated from my kids mother for 5 years. I arranged to see my kids, now 8 and 5 twice a week, or one night per week. Things were and stil are never easy with contact. Recently she sent...

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Breach of court order / paternal grandparent's rights

posted Wed 19, Apr 2017 at 5:55pm

I've tried to see if there's a similar case to this but haven't seen one so grateful for any professional advice. I'm the non resident parent We have a contact order in place as follows 1 x we...

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After Separation

Parents not in agreement

posted Tue 18, Apr 2017 at 7:08pm

Hi, I have a friend who is 18y, she is going to have a baby in a few months and she does not want to register the baby in the father's name because the relationship they have is unbearable and t...

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After Separation

Introduction to paternal family

posted Tue 11, Apr 2017 at 7:16pm

Hi, Advice appreciated please. I am looking to slowly introduce my 6 year old daughter to my paternal family who did not know about her for that long - i kept it from them and have finally to...

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After Separation

I am freaking out - should I be?

posted Sat 1, Apr 2017 at 4:36am

I have been divorced for 6-7 months. My son just told me the ex's bf of 2.5 months is sleeping in the same bed as him and his mom. I am freaking out, how do I bring this up to her - this is cert...

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After Separation

Breach of court order - 11 year old refusing contact - is this breaching the court order?

posted Tue 28, Mar 2017 at 3:33pm

Hi.. I'm not sure where to begin. I divorced 6 years ago (ex went bankrupt leaving me with debts). My ex took me to court as he wanted the boys to live with him full time. He got contact, where I...

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After Separation

URGENT HELP------Breech In Court order ( contact & documents delivery )

posted Mon 27, Mar 2017 at 8:26am

Hi All, March 2016 court decided ( never agreed mutually ) children ( both boys now 11 & 7 ) contact with me alternate weekends, 50% holidays & Hague countries from 1st Jan 2017. My ex gave me chi...

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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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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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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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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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ex refuses to give daughter back at a reasonable time.

posted Mon 25, Nov 2013 at 9:32pm

My ex has our daughter for a week Saturday through Saturday and this is how it's worded in the court order. I do not live in the same state as my ex. I have to drive 12 hours to get my daughter ba...

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betrayal

posted Sun 18, May 2014 at 9:59pm

I need help. what was the perfect marriage of 20 years. ended when my husband forgot to log out of a site he had been having sex text with for 2 years or more. and then did the ultimate betrayal by...

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give up my daughter?

posted Sun 23, Feb 2014 at 10:05pm

I don't suppose there are many people out there with similar thoughts. But incase there are I am writing this. Hardest thing to even contemplate. But the ongoing fighting, 3years, is taking it's to...

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After Separation

Contact stopped again

posted Mon 12, Jan 2015 at 2:56pm

Ok so its been a while since I last posted and so much has happened after having no contact with my son by mid October I attended a MIAM session however my ex would not attend, then for no reason w...

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Advice needed!!

posted Fri 20, Feb 2015 at 4:52pm

My partner has a 7 year old daughter from a previous relationship who he sees every otherWeekend. my partner doesn't drive so what usually happens is his ex brings his daughter to us on a Friday a...

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what can I do my ex partner has turned my daughter away from me through many lies

posted Fri 22, May 2015 at 10:05am

My ex partner took my daughter when she was 2 and relocate without a trace. I didn't get to see my daughter again until she after 6years after a successful search for my ex-partner. My daughter wa...

Tags: regaining a relationship with my daughter
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Alternatives to court for Child Arrangement Order, no contact with son :-(

posted Mon 8, Jun 2015 at 12:59pm

Hi folks, Does anyone have experience of alternatives to going to court for a Child Arrangement Order? My situation in a nut-shell: I'm a father of an 11 year old, his mum and I separated l...

Tags: #contact,#court,#separated,#child,#son
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Separating

Parental responsibility

posted Thu 6, Sep 2012 at 1:31pm

Losing Parental Responsibility! Hi there, I would love some advice regarding going to court so that my husband no longer has Parental responsibility of his children. If you have read the first se...

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After Separation

Coping with Love Child's Mum

posted Mon 4, Feb 2013 at 8:10pm

Hello all, My partner had an affair and she got pregnant and had the baby. I left but came back almost a year later. I love him and he tries to prove to me every day that he'll never do som...

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Parent Alienation

posted Fri 24, May 2013 at 3:10pm

Talk is good but when a mother hides the children and gets them to lie to their father it's a disgrace, and when you prove this in court and nothing changes!!!. Whats the point!!, in July I am giv...

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