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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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After Separation

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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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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Struggling!

posted Tue 8, May 2012 at 11:51am

Hello all this is my first post and im looking for abit of advice. I'll give you a quick run down of previous events as this might help with the advice. I was with my ex partner for 7 years and ...

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After Separation

fathers right

posted Tue 29, May 2012 at 6:34pm

hi, my x said she is going to change the kids names to hers as we have nva been married, now a can only get the kids every other wk/end due to my financal situation as a had a PCL operation last ye...

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Contact order breeched

posted Wed 30, May 2012 at 10:02pm

My ex has been given visitation every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. It clearly states on the order that he has to stay local to me - however last week he took her to his house - even though the judge sa...

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Visitation Rights for Aunts in Scotland

posted Thu 7, Jun 2012 at 11:09am

I am looking for a little advice. I have a 6 year old nephew, who is my brother’s little boy. My brother and his partner split up and although things were initially amicable, they are not now. My b...

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After Separation

Ex who's coming out of prison soon

posted Thu 7, Jun 2012 at 12:07pm

I have a 2 and a half year old little boy, and his dad has been in prison for 1 and a half years. We split up about 1 year into his sentance, because i fell out of love with him, and they has recen...

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newly separated father needs advice please!

posted Sun 26, Aug 2012 at 5:40pm

I haven't been in this situation before and need some help. Basically, I left 7 weeks ago after being unhappy for many years. I stayed because of my children (8 and 10) but finally decided I couldn...

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Input from young child over contact

posted Mon 17, Sep 2012 at 5:18pm

Hello everyone Just looking for some advice and ideas really. Me and my ex have been separated since our son was 9 months. He's now approaching 4 yrs. Generally (with a bit of mediation) contact h...

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Can i say where my ex cannot take my son?

posted Tue 18, Sep 2012 at 12:12pm

My ex is an alcoholic who drinks every day but still holds down a full time job as a teacher. I told him he is not allowed to take my son anywhere near a pub. He says as his Dad he can take him an...

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Arguing over my partners children

posted Thu 4, Apr 2013 at 10:22am

have been with my partner for 2 and a half years. We are due to get married this summer and I couldn't be happier. Although my partner has three children to a previous marriage, he has twins aged 9...

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change of schools

posted Thu 13, Jun 2013 at 10:29am

Hi there I have just discovered that my ex-wife has put my 6 year old daughter on a waiting list for a new school, despite written requests for any proposed changes to her schooling and location...

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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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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