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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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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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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Separating

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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After Separation

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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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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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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After Separation

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Separating , After Separation

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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Separating , After Separation

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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After Separation

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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