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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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Breach of order and mental abuse

posted Fri 22, Sep 2017 at 7:00am

Hi there I have a court order for contact with my children that was made in December last year. It was a slow process contact centre then onto community contact then home visits to progress to alt...

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After Separation

50/50 custody?

posted Tue 19, Sep 2017 at 9:25am

Hello, my ex insists on 50/50 custody of our son, he also insists on everyother weekend and Wednesdays to be included. As he wont take him to his swimming lessons I need to have him every Tuesday...

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Separating , After Separation

I'm so confused

posted Sat 16, Sep 2017 at 8:35pm

I've never posted in a forum and I'm afraid I'm going to drone on! Hi, I'm probably going to drone on so many apologies!! I've never done this before but I really have no idea on what is fair acc...

Tags: Divorce,access,advice
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My dad is moving out, Help I can't understand him.Divorce Bullshit:(

posted Sat 16, Sep 2017 at 8:26pm

My dad has a secound house & keeps on saying he is going to move out & leave our family after the tenants finish rent. I think he is doing that to frighten me because he does not want me to move ou...

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Secondary School dictates residence

posted Sat 16, Sep 2017 at 6:13am

Me and my ex have been separated since my daughter was 6 months old. its been a rocky old road but after I took her to court in 2012 its been settled (prior to this I would get texts stating that i...

Tags: secondary school,decision
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After Separation

Programmes - Getting it Right for the Children

posted Fri 15, Sep 2017 at 6:13pm

Hi. I've been trying to load the 5 video clips for quite some time now but they're not loading. Any help, please?

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After Separation

Alone mother and housing benefit

posted Fri 15, Sep 2017 at 6:41am

Hi everyone. I am looking forsupport and some informatorom from you as i am very stressed nów and not sure what to do. I broke up with my partner around three years ago. We have two young childre...

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Telephone Contact During separation.

posted Wed 13, Sep 2017 at 2:20am

User-anonymous Posted by: Anonymous (me) Flag Wed 13, Sep 2017 at 1:40am Categories: After Separation I am currently separated and have been involved with the court system for nearly 2 years. ...

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Separating

Where do I stand

posted Mon 11, Sep 2017 at 11:08am

Today,my wife and I have agreed that it is best we separate. There will be an amount of issues to deal with. We have 2 young children. When we separate, being the male, it will be me leaving the fa...

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Working late issues

posted Wed 6, Sep 2017 at 5:36pm

Hi, I have my children 6 nights out of 14 and three full weeks per year (in my work holidays) I also pay the maintenance I should as per the gov.uk website. Unfortunately on "my" nights I cannot pi...

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After Separation

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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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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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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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Separating

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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After Separation

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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