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parental rights

posted Mon 26, Jun 2017 at 2:59pm

Hi, my ex partner has kept various parts of our children's lives from me over the 7 years since we split. The latest issue is allowing our 15 year old daughter to go on the pill without my knowledg...

Tags: parental rights,father's rights
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After Separation

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...

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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

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exercising rights to access a child in uk

posted Sun 8, Apr 2012 at 7:22pm

hi there i am married to a British national . with this marriage i have a son. after 3 years of marriage the relation is not working out well as he came to UK with our son alone and left me in P...

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Separating

Ex has disapeared with our son

posted Sat 21, Apr 2012 at 2:30pm

Hi, I hope someone can offer some advice. My partner of 6 years has left with our son whilst I was at work and quite literally vanished off the face of the earth. I cannot contact her as her mobile...

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Separating , After Separation

Struggling!

posted Tue 8, May 2012 at 12:51pm

Hello all this is my first post and im looking for abit of advice. I'll give you a quick run down of previous events as this might help with the advice. I was with my ex partner for 7 years and ...

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After Separation

Contact order breeched

posted Wed 30, May 2012 at 11:02pm

My ex has been given visitation every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. It clearly states on the order that he has to stay local to me - however last week he took her to his house - even though the judge sa...

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Ex who's coming out of prison soon

posted Thu 7, Jun 2012 at 1:07pm

I have a 2 and a half year old little boy, and his dad has been in prison for 1 and a half years. We split up about 1 year into his sentance, because i fell out of love with him, and they has recen...

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Separating , After Separation

Visitation Rights for Aunts in Scotland

posted Thu 7, Jun 2012 at 12:09pm

I am looking for a little advice. I have a 6 year old nephew, who is my brother’s little boy. My brother and his partner split up and although things were initially amicable, they are not now. My b...

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After Separation

newly separated father needs advice please!

posted Sun 26, Aug 2012 at 6:40pm

I haven't been in this situation before and need some help. Basically, I left 7 weeks ago after being unhappy for many years. I stayed because of my children (8 and 10) but finally decided I couldn...

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After Separation

Can i say where my ex cannot take my son?

posted Tue 18, Sep 2012 at 1:12pm

My ex is an alcoholic who drinks every day but still holds down a full time job as a teacher. I told him he is not allowed to take my son anywhere near a pub. He says as his Dad he can take him an...

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After Separation

Input from young child over contact

posted Mon 17, Sep 2012 at 6:18pm

Hello everyone Just looking for some advice and ideas really. Me and my ex have been separated since our son was 9 months. He's now approaching 4 yrs. Generally (with a bit of mediation) contact h...

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After Separation

Arguing over my partners children

posted Thu 4, Apr 2013 at 11:22am

have been with my partner for 2 and a half years. We are due to get married this summer and I couldn't be happier. Although my partner has three children to a previous marriage, he has twins aged 9...

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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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