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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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Separating , After Separation

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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After Separation

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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Separating

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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

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court contact

posted Sun 12, Mar 2017 at 10:33am

my partner had to go to court to see his son due to a bitter split. in court it was agreed that my partner would see his son once a week for tea and on a Saturday and once my step son was ready to ...

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After Separation

non resident parent missing contact visits

posted Sat 29, Oct 2016 at 4:05pm

I realise this is different to usual contact issues but the mother of my 2 year old has only turned up for one weekly visit since 16 July. My daughter has lived with me since her mother was arreste...

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After Separation

telling all the 'bad' stuff

posted Thu 16, Mar 2017 at 11:09am

sorry for this long post. My daughter is 10. She spends half her time with her father, his partner and their 3 year old and the other half with me my partner and our nearly 2 year old. my ex an...

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After Separation

I Lost access due to my drinking

posted Thu 16, Mar 2017 at 4:49pm

I'm ashamed to admit that a year ago to the day I got drunk with my daughter and lost access. For most of her life (she's 10) i've picked her up every Wednesday and Weekend. I've always had an u...

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Help please. Court order breach and impending court date

posted Tue 21, Mar 2017 at 6:18pm

Hello, I'm looking for some advice and help please. I have a court date for Thursday to take my ex back to court for a breach (I'm trying to add a second breach to it which occurred after filing th...

Tags: Breache,court order
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After Separation

Court order to make dad schedule contact properly?

posted Wed 22, Mar 2017 at 3:42pm

Hi, new to this site. Have been separated to my ex for just under a year, we have 3 children together. He works shifts but is able to find out way in advance if he wants to, what his shift pattern ...

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After Separation

His place, her place, their place, and mine.

posted Wed 22, Mar 2017 at 11:51pm

Where to begin? Being a single parent and dating was a Hard enough. I read all of the books and made sure I waited like they said to before I inteoduced my baby to my guy. She was just a baby at th...

Tags: #datingotherparents
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After Separation

Completely different parenting approaches

posted Sun 19, Mar 2017 at 9:58pm

My marriage ended two years ago when our Son was six months old. For various reasons we have been going through court processes for access and other orders ( we are from different countries / cultu...

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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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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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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

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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