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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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I need help

posted Fri 9, Feb 2018 at 5:14pm

Hi, I'm a absent father to 2 children 3 and 4 respectfully. Contact was stopped by the mother for, "her reasons", so after attempting mediation where their mother didn't attend i then applied...

Tags: missingmykids,heartbroken
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After Separation

Advice on what to do next.....

posted Wed 7, Feb 2018 at 10:28am

To all the dads on here...... very long winded but hey here it goes!!! A mother takes the father to court for not wanting to see his children on a regular basis. At that time he was living with ...

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After Separation

Wrong punishment?

posted Wed 31, Jan 2018 at 3:08pm

My 9 year old son has been a little forgetful lately. He is forgetting things at school like his snow pants, boots, small things like that. His dad and stepmom have decided as punishment he will n...

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What happens next ?

posted Mon 29, Jan 2018 at 10:58pm

My son is 14 , and I am splitting up with his mum , we are selling the house ,and going are separate ways , he had told his mum he wants 50/50 one week with her and one week with me , is this possi...

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Separating , After Separation

Help with my ex partner

posted Sat 27, Jan 2018 at 9:26am

I have a 6 year son, he loves with his mum he has previously been abused by 2 men in her care social services where involved but have now closed it. She rang me last night telling me she has now ha...

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After Separation

Can't find a solution

posted Thu 25, Jan 2018 at 9:49am

I have five kids with my ex. We have been separated for over 8 years. I remarried 4 years ago. Things have been awful between the two houses. The older two live (20 and 18) with us full time no...

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After Separation

4 year old step daughter has a hard time adjusting to overnights with dad

posted Wed 24, Jan 2018 at 6:29pm

My fiance and I have 3 girls between us. I have an 8 year old from a past relationship that lives with us. We also share a 1 year old together. My fiance has a 4year old from a previous relationshi...

Tags: Separation,blended family,kids,mental health
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After Separation

Agreeing time with ex around a 6 week shift pattern

posted Sun 21, Jan 2018 at 9:06pm

Hi, My ex husband and I split up 3 years ago after I found out he had an affair. He works shifts and was doing a 5 week pattern, I have never stopped him seeing them and it's all around his shi...

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After Separation

Breaches of Court Order

posted Sun 21, Jan 2018 at 5:24pm

I am worried about someone who is being denied contact to his children by his ex-wife and so looking for some advice to give him. They divorced 10 years ago and have 2 children who are now aged 10 ...

Tags: #custody #breach #courtorder #children #school
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Advice on when to tell our child

posted Fri 19, Jan 2018 at 4:47pm

So my husband and I separated back in Aug 2017, although we are still living in the same house as I was made redundant and so am finding it difficult to find a place to rent without having a job an...

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Divorce ITV's Tonight

posted Mon 9, Oct 2017 at 2:08pm

Hi all, I hope it's not an issue to post on here. My name is Laura and I'm an assistant producer for ITV's current affair series TONIGHT. ITV's Tonight programme is looking at divorce i...

Tags: divorce,no fault reform,self representation,diy divorce,television,news
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help

posted Wed 16, Sep 2015 at 10:20pm

I asked my ex partner for flexibility regarding our agreement (none court order) at first she agreed then later denied, i have had nothing but crap off her, so wrote her a letter stating the facts ...

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father going for residency

posted Mon 18, Aug 2014 at 8:54pm

Hi there, needing some advice I am due in court on thursday I am so nervous as cafcass have made a reccomendation she is to stay with her father, she is currently living with him has been for 8mths...

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Very concerned for my 8 year old

posted Tue 26, Aug 2014 at 8:31am

I am concerned that my x husband has taken my daughter out of the area. I am worried about his state of mind due to his actions and behaviour after not appearing at a court hearing with HMRC. He h...

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Communication Advice

posted Thu 23, Jul 2015 at 8:37pm

I have recently been back to court and got a contact order to see my 8yr old Son at a contact centre but this has not been going well at all. The order states every other Saturday but she couldn...

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Advice please

posted Sun 31, May 2015 at 8:11pm

In March I had to get a court order to get my children back as ex was playing games previously threatened not to bring them back. we recently had a review in court about contact with the children t...

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A complication situation..

posted Tue 3, Apr 2012 at 1:25pm

Hi all, About two and a half years ago I met a girl who was from another country in europe, but who was working in the UK. We hit it off and a little over 6 months after we met she moved into m...

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Meeting the Child - What do I do?

posted Sun 28, Oct 2012 at 8:29pm

Hello everyone, Long story short, my partner had an affair which resulted in a child. This was over a year ago. We split and go back to together a few months ago. It has now come to a tim...

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non-molestation order

posted Thu 5, Sep 2013 at 11:02pm

hi I recently received a non molestation order and now worried about whats comeing next ive been to the C.A.B whose advice was to get a solicitor after ringing a few I have an appointment next week...

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CONTACT ORDER HEARING WHEN DAD ABUSED ME/SON

posted Sat 3, Aug 2013 at 9:28am

i am panicking. I recently got an app for a contact order,for my sons dad to see my 3yr old son. when h hasnt seen him for over 4mnths. An d has recently bouht himself a two-seater sports car. A 3...

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I have no voice

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 1:02am

I left my wife four years ago as I could not cope with her lies and deciet. We have two children age 9 and 7. Since we split there have been there have been many things that have happened the have ...

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