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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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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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Separating

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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Separating

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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Separating

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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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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