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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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change of schools

posted Thu 13, Jun 2013 at 11:29am

Hi there I have just discovered that my ex-wife has put my 6 year old daughter on a waiting list for a new school, despite written requests for any proposed changes to her schooling and location...

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After Separation

child maintenance

posted Fri 12, Jul 2013 at 11:05am

Hi there Just some general advice if possible. I separated from my wife three years ago. Naively I struck a private arrangement, and paid her £550 a month initially, without researching how much ...

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After Separation

And still the battles go on...........

posted Wed 24, Jul 2013 at 5:23am

Hi, my divorce was finalised beginning of the year. When the divorce was first going ahead we went to mediation to sort out finances and contact with the children. A plan was put in place for my ex...

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After Separation

Dont know what to expect?

posted Wed 24, Jul 2013 at 2:29pm

My ex is taking me to court to get contact with our children. I left my ex as he was abusive and spent some time with the children in a Womans refuge. After settling back into a new house, th...

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After Separation

ex and kids

posted Thu 15, Aug 2013 at 7:57pm

hi ive been split up with me ex for a month I got 3 kids which I haven't seen for a month. today I learnt she is going to move and that she doesn't intend letting me know or seeing my kids again is...

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What can I do?

posted Sun 25, Aug 2013 at 3:27am

My 2 children have had some of the holiday with their dad, we have split the holiday equally between us (3 weeks each). My daughter however, after just 4 days with her dad wanted to come home, I co...

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After Separation

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posted Mon 9, Sep 2013 at 10:38pm

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agreeing to separate?

posted Fri 3, Jan 2014 at 4:49pm

Married for 10 years and with three children, I have a while ago come to terms with the breaking down of our married relationship and wish to separate from my husband. I have for the last 12 months...

Tags: stuck,disagreement,uncooperative partner
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Separating

Show me some light at the end of the tunnel!!

posted Mon 8, Jul 2013 at 10:33pm

Just completed the course...How guilty do I feel? I never realised just how I have affected my daughter and the relationship that we have. I can't believe how many of the clips shown have in some ...

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Can anyone recommend a red hot family solicitor in the Wigan area?

posted Thu 27, Mar 2014 at 3:29pm

Hi :-) I desperately need to find a really good solicitor who can get me access to my son who I haven't seen properly in nearly 2 years. I'm his Mum, I split from his dad two years last May & hav...

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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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