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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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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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My children's father has'nt stuck by our 50/50 Shared custody child arrangements Court order

posted Wed 22, Mar 2017 at 1:34am

Hi There Really need help and advice After taken my ex partner, my children's father through family Court, I wanted the contact arrangement order to be that both children to mainly reside with m...

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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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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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Not receiving agreed child access

posted Fri 17, Mar 2017 at 4:15pm

I went through a divorce a year ago and we have 8 and 11 yr old sons. It was agreed the boys would live with their mum but we had trouble agreeing access agreement. Me ex refused to discuss or co...

Tags: access
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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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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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Contact Orders and Safety Concerns

posted Mon 13, Mar 2017 at 11:03pm

I'm looking for some guidelines relating to breaking/partially following a court agreement. My ex and myself have a court order in place to manage our contact with our two children (my girl age...

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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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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
Read more →
After Separation

My children's father has'nt stuck by our 50/50 Shared custody child arrangements Court order

posted Wed 22, Mar 2017 at 1:34am

Hi There Really need help and advice After taken my ex partner, my children's father through family Court, I wanted the contact arrangement order to be that both children to mainly reside with m...

Read more →
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 ...

Read more →
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
Read more →
After Separation

Parental responsability

posted Wed 28, Nov 2012 at 1:41pm

My ex is planning to send my oldest son to a bording school in ipswich, i live in brighton and don't like the idea of him going to bording school and certainly not so far away. She is telling me th...

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Please help... Don't know what to do.

posted Tue 21, Jan 2014 at 11:14pm

I have birth to my son at 18 after a short relationship, prior to becoming pregnant, with his father. My son was delivered by Caesarean section and my sons father raped me the night that I came hom...

Tags: Counselling,abuse,difficult relationship,manipulation,hurt,what is best for my son
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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