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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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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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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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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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ex refuses to give daughter back at a reasonable time.

posted Mon 25, Nov 2013 at 9:32pm

My ex has our daughter for a week Saturday through Saturday and this is how it's worded in the court order. I do not live in the same state as my ex. I have to drive 12 hours to get my daughter ba...

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give up my daughter?

posted Sun 23, Feb 2014 at 10:05pm

I don't suppose there are many people out there with similar thoughts. But incase there are I am writing this. Hardest thing to even contemplate. But the ongoing fighting, 3years, is taking it's to...

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After Separation

betrayal

posted Sun 18, May 2014 at 8:59pm

I need help. what was the perfect marriage of 20 years. ended when my husband forgot to log out of a site he had been having sex text with for 2 years or more. and then did the ultimate betrayal by...

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Contact stopped again

posted Mon 12, Jan 2015 at 2:56pm

Ok so its been a while since I last posted and so much has happened after having no contact with my son by mid October I attended a MIAM session however my ex would not attend, then for no reason w...

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Advice needed!!

posted Fri 20, Feb 2015 at 4:52pm

My partner has a 7 year old daughter from a previous relationship who he sees every otherWeekend. my partner doesn't drive so what usually happens is his ex brings his daughter to us on a Friday a...

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what can I do my ex partner has turned my daughter away from me through many lies

posted Fri 22, May 2015 at 9:05am

My ex partner took my daughter when she was 2 and relocate without a trace. I didn't get to see my daughter again until she after 6years after a successful search for my ex-partner. My daughter wa...

Tags: regaining a relationship with my daughter
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Alternatives to court for Child Arrangement Order, no contact with son :-(

posted Mon 8, Jun 2015 at 11:59am

Hi folks, Does anyone have experience of alternatives to going to court for a Child Arrangement Order? My situation in a nut-shell: I'm a father of an 11 year old, his mum and I separated l...

Tags: #contact,#court,#separated,#child,#son
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Parental responsibility

posted Thu 6, Sep 2012 at 12:31pm

Losing Parental Responsibility! Hi there, I would love some advice regarding going to court so that my husband no longer has Parental responsibility of his children. If you have read the first se...

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Coping with Love Child's Mum

posted Mon 4, Feb 2013 at 8:10pm

Hello all, My partner had an affair and she got pregnant and had the baby. I left but came back almost a year later. I love him and he tries to prove to me every day that he'll never do som...

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Parent Alienation

posted Fri 24, May 2013 at 2:10pm

Talk is good but when a mother hides the children and gets them to lie to their father it's a disgrace, and when you prove this in court and nothing changes!!!. Whats the point!!, in July I am giv...

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