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What are my fathers rights?

User-anonymous
Posted by: Anonymous
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Thu 16, Feb 2017 at 4:11pm
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After Separation

I have in the last 6 months separated from my partner.

We split up and moved apart.

Our son is 5 years old. Art start I was allowed to see him on the weekends.

Recently my ex partner has made it impossible for me to see my son.

How do I tackle this issue. What rights do I have?

Thank you for your help.

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Comments

  • Pc jaybee (moderator) Flag

    Of course, you and your son should be seeing each other, (unless there's an extremely good reason why not). As far as the law is concerned, it's not so much about the rights of parents as about the best interests of the child and the starting point is always that a child should have the best possible relationship with both parents after they have separated.
    So, the way forward would be to start a conversation about how to bring this about. If you and your ex can't do this on your own then think about using a mediation service - there should be one in your area and here's an article that tells you more about it:
    http://theparentconnection.org.uk/articles/why-mediation-is-becoming-the-go-to-service-for-separating-parents

    You may want to let your ex know that this is what you intend to do but don't be put off if she sounds resistant to the idea. As long as you're willing to open up negotiations, the mediation service will do their best to get your ex on board - that's not something you have to take on if that's going to cause conflict between you.

    Sun 19, Feb 2017 at 4:44pm