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Can I see my kids without contact of there mother?

posted Thu 20, Apr 2017 at 7:24am

I've been seperated from my kids mother for 5 years. I arranged to see my kids, now 8 and 5 twice a week, or one night per week. Things were and stil are never easy with contact. Recently she sent...

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Can I see my kids without contact of there mother?

posted Thu 20, Apr 2017 at 12:31am

I've been seperated from my kids mother for 5 years. I arranged to see my kids, now 8 and 5 twice a week, or one night per week. Things were and stil are never easy with contact. Recently she sent...

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Breach of court order / paternal grandparent's rights

posted Wed 19, Apr 2017 at 5:55pm

I've tried to see if there's a similar case to this but haven't seen one so grateful for any professional advice. I'm the non resident parent We have a contact order in place as follows 1 x we...

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Parents not in agreement

posted Tue 18, Apr 2017 at 7:08pm

Hi, I have a friend who is 18y, she is going to have a baby in a few months and she does not want to register the baby in the father's name because the relationship they have is unbearable and t...

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Introduction to paternal family

posted Tue 11, Apr 2017 at 7:16pm

Hi, Advice appreciated please. I am looking to slowly introduce my 6 year old daughter to my paternal family who did not know about her for that long - i kept it from them and have finally to...

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I am freaking out - should I be?

posted Sat 1, Apr 2017 at 4:36am

I have been divorced for 6-7 months. My son just told me the ex's bf of 2.5 months is sleeping in the same bed as him and his mom. I am freaking out, how do I bring this up to her - this is cert...

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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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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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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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how do i tell my kids?

posted Sun 25, May 2014 at 9:10pm

Hi my im just looking for a bit of advice. Me and my husband are seperating, it was my decision to do this for many reasons I wont go into right now. We have 3 children 15,11 and 8. we decided t...

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Ex refusing me access to our son but is staying with violent partner

posted Sun 23, Mar 2014 at 4:30pm

Sorry, this might read like War and Peace but I thought all info would be needed! My ex found out she was pregnant after we had split up. We were never married and I stay with my mum, dad, brothe...

Tags: abuse,access,violence
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Partners ex using manipulating children

posted Sat 7, Jun 2014 at 9:51am

My partners ex keeps saying the children (4 kids aged between 3-8) don't want to come to our house but not giving a reason, we've spoke to the kids and they don't have a reason either but we know s...

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Feeling Lost After Having My Children For A Day Or Few Hours

posted Thu 25, Sep 2014 at 11:13am

Hi all, this is my first post.. I have been separated from my soon to be Ex Wife now for just over two years.. I have two boys with her, who live most of the time with their mother. I see both bo...

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Separated - child tax credit help

posted Tue 7, Oct 2014 at 4:03pm

Hi all Me and my husband have separated last week, im moving into a new house this weekend and he's moving into his at the same time. We have an almost 2 year old together (22 months), and we are ...

Tags: tax credits,separation
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Advice on husbands actions, is this wrong?

posted Mon 20, Oct 2014 at 12:49am

My husband and I took the decision to have a separation 8 weeks ago. He moved out 6 weeks ago. Until 3 weeks ago he was asking could we maybe try again, which i was debating but needed time. Si...

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Father lives in Australia. Want to find a healthy way of split parenting.

posted Sun 26, Oct 2014 at 8:36pm

I have been with my partner for 4 years. He has always lived in Australia and I have always lived in the UK, but because of the nature of his work we see each other at least once a month in the UK....

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how to act when ex comes over xmas morning to see daughter

posted Sun 21, Dec 2014 at 2:57pm

Im really stressing myself out, we have only been seperated for 1 month, he left us just before my daughters 7th birthday and 2 days after mine, said he didnt feel anything for me anymore that ther...

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Sepration and the homeā€¦.

posted Tue 3, Mar 2015 at 1:02pm

My husband of 17 yrs walked out last Nov. He wants to sell the family home and we have a 12 yr old child together. All our money is tied up in this home and if I stay in it with my son, my ex ca...

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Advice

posted Sun 26, Apr 2015 at 8:46pm

Over three weeks ago my ex partner took our child from my care and has since denied me access and contact with our child can anyone help with what I should do next

Tags: Contact,access
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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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