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Daughter won't see me

posted Tue 25, Apr 2017 at 7:21pm

Hi all. I have recently been granted a court order which I am very happy with and in the end entitles me to half of everything like school holidays,xmas,weekends etc. I hadn't seen my kids for a wh...

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Telling the Kids...where to start if at all...yet!

posted Tue 25, Apr 2017 at 10:38am

My wife and I are in the first few months of separation. Our 2 children are 1 and 4. Up until now we have told them that Daddy is away a lot with work. I see them on Tuesday after work and do tea t...

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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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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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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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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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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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