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This forum is for visitors seeking advice and support from the community in relation to but not limited to parents and couples going through the process of separation or who have already separated; and parents wishing to develop a positive parenting relationship after separation. The forum is looked after by community managers to keep conversations positive and constructive, make users aware of resources and protect them from abusive comments or invasions of privacy. 

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Court order breached by father

posted Thu 23, Nov 2017 at 9:02am

My girls dad moved to Spain 3 years ago and we never heard from him. He is a controlling narssisist and has never bothered with the kids. 2 years later I get court papers in the post and a court or...

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After Separation

I don't know what to do anymore

posted Fri 17, Nov 2017 at 12:28pm

Hi can anybody please help me before l do something stupid. My ex if 8 years who l have a 6 year daughter one day walked out without even so much as a reason cut me out his life completely. To say ...

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After Separation

Ms

posted Wed 15, Nov 2017 at 9:48am

Hi need some advice, I've currently got a court order on place for my ex to have contact with our children every other weekend but he's breached this order with an email saying he wasn't going to...

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After Separation

Residency for my 3 year old daughter

posted Tue 14, Nov 2017 at 9:55pm

Hi i am wondering if somebody can give me advice or even better somebody who has been in the same position as me to tell me how their outcome was. I have a 3 year old daughter that i have had a ...

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After Separation

Court order

posted Thu 9, Nov 2017 at 4:04pm

Hello, please help my ex took me to court to get an access order. The magistrates did not take any letters from the children or school into consideration and totally went against their wishes. ...

Tags: court order,access
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After Separation

Parenting changing bag help

posted Fri 3, Nov 2017 at 9:59am

Hi there everyone my name’s Nancy! I’m not really used to using these types of forums at all - in fact this is only my second one ever! But I really liked the look of this community and thought it ...

Tags: changing bags,baby equipment
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After Separation

what to do if ex breaches court order

posted Tue 31, Oct 2017 at 4:17pm

My ex was seeing our son every second weekend for two hours supervised contact. We had a fact finding recently and the judge found my ex and his family to have anger issues and be violent. The judg...

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After Separation

young and does not know his rights for who holds the baby

posted Thu 26, Oct 2017 at 2:04pm

my son 21 and his girlfriend that have been living together for two years have just had a baby. yesterday after 4 weeks since the birth she decided to just walk out with the baby after giving him a...

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Parental Responsibility

posted Mon 23, Oct 2017 at 8:42pm

My daughter split up from her babies father. He had parental responsibility. He objects to everything she does with the baby. Even insist that she stays at home as he does not want the baby to...

Tags: parental responsibility
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After Separation

Defining Christmas for contact

posted Sat 21, Oct 2017 at 4:05pm

Anyone got any idea what to do about a daft English judge whose sloppy final order (yes, the Counsel were both daft, too) talks about a kid spending 15 days alternating 'Christmas' with each paren...

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Ex partner won't speak to to me directly about teenage daughter

posted Fri 28, Oct 2011 at 9:12am

My ex and I separated five years ago now and my daughter is now 14 and he is still doing my head in - he will never speak directly to me which is fine when its just sorting out arrangements ...but...

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After Separation

fed up !

posted Wed 2, Nov 2011 at 6:12pm

My partner sees the kids ( 9 and 7) every Wednesday 5.00 -6.30 and every other Saturday 9.00 -6.00pm . he is ALWAYS late and turned up today at 5.30pm ! The kids are hungry and he has kept the...

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How do I get started?

posted Fri 9, Dec 2011 at 1:15pm

We have been married for 8 years and have 2 children, aged 4 and 2 years. We have always had a stormy relationship here I have been the noisy angry one and my husband has just walked away and lef...

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What can I do.

posted Tue 13, Dec 2011 at 8:40am

I was married to a violent man for 10 years before I got the help I needed to separate. By then my daughter was 9 years old. she is now 16 and I am horrified that she has started a relationship...

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stay or leave ?

posted Mon 19, Dec 2011 at 6:13pm

My partner and I have not been getting on for ages and we decided earler in the year to stay in the same house and live separate lives . I think it is working for him but it is driving me mad a...

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my boyfreinds ex is trying to take the children

posted Fri 17, Feb 2012 at 9:56am

hi my boyfreind has two little boys and his ex is trying to take the kids from him. When they split up the ex left my boyfreind with the children and has not had contact with them. she has suddenly...

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Separating , After Separation

Worried About My Son Being Taken On Holiday

posted Sun 26, Feb 2012 at 10:15pm

Hello, I am hoping for some guidance - have just joined this site after reading some of the advice given to others and it seems very helpful. My ex and myself split up before I found out I was pr...

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After Separation

Boyfriend going through Divorce...what do we do?

posted Mon 27, Feb 2012 at 2:04pm

My new boyfriend is going through a divource, but his other half is being troublesome. No they have no children involved as they are grown up and married themselves. Should he mention our intention...

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Dad is trying to turn our child against me

posted Mon 12, Mar 2012 at 1:35pm

I have been separated from my chids dad for about three years and I have always let him have her on a regular basis, but the past year he has been saying some horrible things to our 7 year old girl...

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exercising rights to access a child in uk

posted Sun 8, Apr 2012 at 6:22pm

hi there i am married to a British national . with this marriage i have a son. after 3 years of marriage the relation is not working out well as he came to UK with our son alone and left me in P...

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Will I

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 6:36am

I have been

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Separating , After Separation

'Spare Bed Room Tax'

posted Thu 1, Aug 2013 at 7:25am

Has anyone had their Housing Benefit cut over keeping a room or rooms for children who come to stay on a regular basis? It would good to hear from any parents out there who share the care of their ...

Tags: Housing Benefit
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Contact Order App frm dad when evidence of dv and child neglect/physical abuse

posted Thu 3, Oct 2013 at 5:41pm

Have been let down by solicitor, the courts. Perpertrators sol, ex, and cafcass esp. When spent 35 hrs doing own legal wk and 14 quid on photocopying.

Tags: Perpertrator,domestic violence,contact order,violent dad,supervised contact centre
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posted Tue 11, Aug 2015 at 1:43pm

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Cafcass - demonising the father

posted Wed 13, Jan 2016 at 7:48pm

It would appear from recent interaction with cafcass, they will ALWAYS side with cultural precedence when it comes to child arrangements orders. I thought they liked to state they put the needs of ...

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After Separation

Breach of a child arrangements order

posted Wed 6, Apr 2016 at 11:58am

Hello, My partner has a 4 year old son from a previous relationship, his son now lives in Colchester. 2 years ago the mother of his son moved herself and the boy down to London (We live in Birmi...

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After Separation

Please help. Partner won't discuss anything.

posted Mon 11, Apr 2016 at 5:36pm

I am recently seperated and my partner won't discuss anything until mediation. I am stuck living in our new home miles away from any family or friends. I am looking after my toddler. I was dependan...

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Taking kids on holiday in dads time?

posted Tue 12, Apr 2016 at 9:00am

A court order is in place, I have a holiday booked with my children which falls on dads weekend. The holiday was booked before the court order, will I be in breech if I take them. I will of course ...

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Help, Information & advice

posted Tue 26, Apr 2016 at 12:10pm

I used this charities services recently for a family court matter concerning my daughter. I couldn't afford a solicitor and they we're extremely helpful, thought i'd drop by with a recommendation t...

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seperation 5 weeks ago

posted Mon 9, May 2016 at 9:41pm

I separated from my husband 5 weeks ago. We have been married for 10 years. I asked him to leave as I couldn't take the arguing anymore and was worried about my children. We have two girls age 9...

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