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How do you ever accept your ex's new boyfriend when your child is involved?

posted Wed 16, Aug 2017 at 3:31am

This is going to be a long post, so thank you in advance to anybody who reads it all.im having an extremely hard time. Im the father of a beautiful little girl, shes not quite 2 yrs old yet but ...

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? Unrecognised mental health issue or just changed his mind

posted Tue 15, Aug 2017 at 11:39am

I need some help/advice on ways to manage a recent separation from a marriage of 16 years where I think he has undiagnosed depression. Complete behaviour change in the last 12 months, and almost un...

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Access to a parent who has a prescription drug issue.

posted Sun 13, Aug 2017 at 7:44am

Hi, first time poster, I'm looking for some guidance. I have a son whose 2, uve been separated from his father for over 6 months because he has a prescription drug abuse issue (tramadol) since sepa...

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Have no idea.

posted Sat 12, Aug 2017 at 8:42am

First. My ex has been seeing our daughter. Every monday and thursday 6-7.30 pm and every other sat 12-6pm. Until last week he kicked my car would not let me leave once i have picked her up because ...

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Introducing a new partner

posted Sun 6, Aug 2017 at 10:38am

I hope I won't be judge for my situation but i need advice on how to move forward. I have two children aged 7 and 4, they both have different fathers. My eldest father was a teen relationship f...

Tags: New partner,introduction,family,children,moving forward,step family
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Breach of family order but was agreed then not

posted Wed 2, Aug 2017 at 10:38pm

Hi advice needed asap plz Basically been in and out of court 5 years with sons dad. He is now 6 diagnosed autistic spectrum adhd glue ear bowl condition. Dad started out supervised section 7 re...

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Giving it a second shot.

posted Wed 2, Aug 2017 at 5:50pm

The reasons that I'm seeking help is I was separated from my long time boyfriend who I have 2 kids with for 3 years. We were together for 10 years before the separation, But I recently found out th...

Tags: Separation,Affair,Second shot
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Breach of court order

posted Mon 31, Jul 2017 at 8:57pm

hello my partner has a child with his ex partner, they went through court and an order was put into place. they had to go to a contact centre for the first 3 - 4 weeks, my partner has sent all o...

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After Separation

Interim solution required for breakdown in contact

posted Thu 27, Jul 2017 at 9:58am

Hello again, I reached 'agreement' on my contact arrangements on 15th June - I was the applicant and agreed to close the case as the children had expressed a desire to resume contact on a gradua...

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Breach Of Contact Order

posted Tue 25, Jul 2017 at 9:59am

Hi Everyone, Im looking for some advice here. Im currently going through court proceedings regarding contact arrangements for both my children with their father. We haven't had the final order ...

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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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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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Advice needed

posted Wed 22, Feb 2017 at 11:15am

Hi I have been separated from my partner since August. I still get to see my kids at least 3 times a week which I'm happy with. I do not understand why I have to pay my ex money each month if she o...

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This site, cafcass and the system against fairness and equal parenting

posted Thu 23, Feb 2017 at 9:51am

Good Morning, I am brand new to this site and already see the same issue pop up with wanting fair and equal access to my daughter. Why are men treated differently and why is there prejudices aga...

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Behaving very differently

posted Thu 23, Feb 2017 at 9:51pm

Looking for some advice. My 10 year old daughter lives 50:50 between her dad his partner and half sister and me my partner and her half brother. Her dad and I have been separated for 7 years. ...

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who can be a third party for communicating through?

posted Sat 25, Feb 2017 at 12:55pm

I have just spent the morning at the police station reporting my ex for harrassment, mainly very long abusive texts. The police have suggested that i try to find a service whereby we can communicat...

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After Separation

Father not paying money and threatening mother if she leaves town

posted Mon 27, Feb 2017 at 6:45pm

I am asking in behalf of my sister. She was in a mentally abusive relationship with the father of her child. He wouldn't let her get a job and basically wanted her to stay in the house all day. She...

Tags: legal rights
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Contact issues

posted Wed 1, Mar 2017 at 3:35pm

Hi, I am seeking advice if anyone could help please, child has had constant contact with other parent since separating 7 years ago, child is now 9, every other weekend Friday to Sunday and collecti...

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After Separation

Parent Problems

posted Fri 3, Mar 2017 at 5:08pm

Hi. After some help please. There is an order in place for my 6 year old little boy. He lives with me and has contact with his other parent every other weekend. The order has only been in place...

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After Separation

court contact

posted Sun 12, Mar 2017 at 10:33am

my partner had to go to court to see his son due to a bitter split. in court it was agreed that my partner would see his son once a week for tea and on a Saturday and once my step son was ready to ...

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Contact Orders and Safety Concerns

posted Mon 13, Mar 2017 at 11:03pm

I'm looking for some guidelines relating to breaking/partially following a court agreement. My ex and myself have a court order in place to manage our contact with our two children (my girl age...

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After Separation

telling all the 'bad' stuff

posted Thu 16, Mar 2017 at 11:09am

sorry for this long post. My daughter is 10. She spends half her time with her father, his partner and their 3 year old and the other half with me my partner and our nearly 2 year old. my ex an...

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