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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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This site, cafcass and the system against fairness and equal parenting

posted Thu 23, Feb 2017 at 9:51am

Good Morning, I am brand new to this site and already see the same issue pop up with wanting fair and equal access to my daughter. Why are men treated differently and why is there prejudices aga...

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Advice needed

posted Wed 22, Feb 2017 at 11:15am

Hi I have been separated from my partner since August. I still get to see my kids at least 3 times a week which I'm happy with. I do not understand why I have to pay my ex money each month if she o...

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After Separation

Help needed

posted Mon 20, Feb 2017 at 10:49pm

I have a agreed contact order with my ex to see my 4 boys on weekends 1 week full weekend next half but I've been having them every weekend but last week I needed to take my step dad to airport so ...

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After Separation

Co parenting on different continents with abusive ex

posted Mon 20, Feb 2017 at 7:01pm

Hi there, I have not used one of these forums before but I want to sound out my situation as I am at a loss for professionals that can advise me on my very tricky situation. I live in the U...

Tags: separation,abusive,different countries
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After Separation

What the hell do we say

posted Fri 17, Feb 2017 at 8:38am

Hi, So a bit of advice is needed. I found out last week that my wife has been unfaithful. We have been a bit distant for a while and decided to go to counciling in January. I actually feel this ...

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Separating

What are my fathers rights?

posted Thu 16, Feb 2017 at 4:11pm

I have in the last 6 months separated from my partner. We split up and moved apart. Our son is 5 years old. Art start I was allowed to see him on the weekends. Recently my ex partner ha...

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After Separation

I really just want someone to tell me what to do...

posted Mon 13, Feb 2017 at 5:38pm

I'm so sorry for the long post. If you read it all you deserve a medal! I just don't want to go over it in sections and although its a narrative, without it there would be obvious questions. I've ...

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Moving away from child

posted Sun 12, Feb 2017 at 11:38pm

Hello to any and all reading. I'm really hoping that I can get some advice or people's opinions on this. My ex partner (originally from the UK) lived in South Africa about 9 years ago. We had fa...

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Separating , After Separation

Grandparent Contact Order

posted Thu 9, Feb 2017 at 10:36am

Hi, The paternal grandfather to my grandson has obtained a court order that allows him supervised contact for 2 hours every 6 weeks. We have had one visit so far and my grandson was very upset a...

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Overnight stays

posted Mon 6, Feb 2017 at 1:29pm

Hi in need of advice My little boys dad has recently moved in to a bedsit it is full of single men my sons dad has said he want him to stay over night there. I have said I don't think it's suita...

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After Separation

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Leaving a controlling relationship

posted Sat 31, May 2014 at 11:38am

I've tried writing this post so many times but in a nutshell last year I felt something wasn't right in our marriage mainly because I felt a change in me and I wasn't sure that I loved my husband...

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I need advice can anyone help?

posted Thu 28, Feb 2013 at 10:02pm

My ex partner is applying to the court to see if he can get me to change my sons surname i dont have legal aid and at the moment he hasnt got parental responsibility but he is also applying for tha...

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After Separation

my ex HAS moved to scotland with my 2 children.

posted Sat 29, Nov 2014 at 8:11pm

hi all, i am new to the site and i am in urgent need of advise. I have 2 children to an ex partner, whom i split with back in 2007 since this time i have had nothing but hell with contact, they...

Tags: contact order,absconding,England to scotland
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After Separation

Estranged son wants to 'divorce' me

posted Fri 9, Oct 2015 at 7:19pm

Hi, my 16yr old son has refused to have anything to do with me for over 2 years after I asked my partner (who I had been with for 2yrs by that point) to move in. I would dearly love to have a rela...

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After Separation

A bit stuck...

posted Mon 11, Jan 2016 at 3:40pm

Hi, I am at a bit of a loss where to go. My daughter who is 10 is registered at her Mum's but we pretty much share her 50/50. She hasn't seemed to get on her Mum much in the last 2 years or so bu...

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After Separation

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Help

posted Wed 16, Sep 2015 at 11:20pm

I asked my ex partner for flexibility regarding our agreement (none court order) at first she agreed then later denied, i have had nothing but crap off her, so wrote her a letter stating the facts ...

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After Separation

father going for residency

posted Mon 18, Aug 2014 at 9:54pm

Hi there, needing some advice I am due in court on thursday I am so nervous as cafcass have made a reccomendation she is to stay with her father, she is currently living with him has been for 8mths...

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After Separation

Very concerned for my 8 year old

posted Tue 26, Aug 2014 at 9:31am

I am concerned that my x husband has taken my daughter out of the area. I am worried about his state of mind due to his actions and behaviour after not appearing at a court hearing with HMRC. He h...

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Advice please

posted Sun 31, May 2015 at 9:11pm

In March I had to get a court order to get my children back as ex was playing games previously threatened not to bring them back. we recently had a review in court about contact with the children t...

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A complication situation..

posted Tue 3, Apr 2012 at 2:25pm

Hi all, About two and a half years ago I met a girl who was from another country in europe, but who was working in the UK. We hit it off and a little over 6 months after we met she moved into m...

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After Separation

Meeting the Child - What do I do?

posted Sun 28, Oct 2012 at 8:29pm

Hello everyone, Long story short, my partner had an affair which resulted in a child. This was over a year ago. We split and go back to together a few months ago. It has now come to a tim...

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non-molestation order

posted Fri 6, Sep 2013 at 12:02am

hi I recently received a non molestation order and now worried about whats comeing next ive been to the C.A.B whose advice was to get a solicitor after ringing a few I have an appointment next week...

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CONTACT ORDER HEARING WHEN DAD ABUSED ME/SON

posted Sat 3, Aug 2013 at 10:28am

i am panicking. I recently got an app for a contact order,for my sons dad to see my 3yr old son. when h hasnt seen him for over 4mnths. An d has recently bouht himself a two-seater sports car. A 3...

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After Separation

I have no voice

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 2:02am

I left my wife four years ago as I could not cope with her lies and deciet. We have two children age 9 and 7. Since we split there have been there have been many things that have happened the have ...

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Communication Advice

posted Thu 23, Jul 2015 at 9:37pm

I have recently been back to court and got a contact order to see my 8yr old Son at a contact centre but this has not been going well at all. The order states every other Saturday but she couldn...

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After Separation

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