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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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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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just trying to do things best for my kids

posted Sun 21, Jun 2015 at 12:25am

my ex left us last October no reason its been hard on me and the boys taking it all in. I tired to let the boys see their dad as much as I could then it got harder cos he wanted to see them every n...

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Newly separated and scared.

posted Sun 6, Sep 2015 at 6:47pm

A brave title for a man to choose for a thread, but that is how I feel. After 18 years my wife and I have separated. For the last 2 years the marriage was basically over but due to my fear of movin...

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Separating , After Separation

mediation

posted Tue 8, Sep 2015 at 3:43pm

Hi, my girlfriend has stopped me from seeing my 17 month old son for almost 2 months now, changed her phone number and called the police and lied when i went round to see him. the police told me sh...

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Single Mum To Be

posted Wed 14, Oct 2015 at 10:44pm

I am 14 weeks pregnant, I'm only 18 years old and unfortunately my partner and I were having some issues. He seemed to be depressed and the arguing became worse and worse over the weeks. I didn't w...

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After Separation

Child Maintenance Payment

posted Mon 19, Oct 2015 at 12:56pm

Me ex wife has now purchased a new house with her partner. They are not married but will be living together. Will this affect how much child maintenance i have to pay.

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Daughter is refusing to see her Dad.

posted Thu 20, Aug 2015 at 10:18am

For the last 6 years, my ex husband and I have been able arrange contact between us and had a contact order drawn up at court. Recently, my daughter reported her Dad to the school for slapping her...

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Breach of contact order - manipulating father

posted Tue 3, Nov 2015 at 7:33am

My ex husband has had custody of our 11year old son since he was 3years old as I suffer from MS. Since that time he has been manipulating my son to prevent my contact, trying to turn him against m...

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worried about the court hearing

posted Wed 3, Feb 2016 at 1:11pm

I have an initial access hearing next wednesday and am getting nervous about it. I'm worried that it might be my best chance to get access and I dont really know how to play it. I have a barriste...

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Age Of Consent.

posted Tue 10, May 2016 at 9:18pm

Hi i am a 20 year old male and seeing a girl that is 17yrs. She likes me and i like her but we have never engaged in any sexual act. Will we be breaking the law if we engaged in anything sexual?? I...

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Upset daughter after handovers

posted Wed 27, Jul 2016 at 11:30pm

In need of some advice...to cut a very long story short, I have a 7 year old daughter who I have residency of following a very acrimonious split from the mother and many visits to court. I'm findin...

Tags: Handovers,difficult,transition,contact
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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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