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Help and advice please

posted Fri 23, Jun 2017 at 3:28pm

Hi Myself and partner have just agreed to split, ( 14 + years together,) as we cannot reconcile following my ex-partner being unfaithful We have 2 great kids aged 5 and 3. My eldest has noti...

Tags: seperation,kids
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Separating , After Separation

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

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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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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

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...

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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...

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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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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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