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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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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Separating

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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After Separation

Defining Christmas for contact

posted Sat 21, Oct 2017 at 4:05pm

Anyone got any idea what to do about a daft English judge whose sloppy final order (yes, the Counsel were both daft, too) talks about a kid spending 15 days alternating 'Christmas' with each paren...

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After Separation

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Ex has disapeared with our son

posted Sat 21, Apr 2012 at 1:30pm

Hi, I hope someone can offer some advice. My partner of 6 years has left with our son whilst I was at work and quite literally vanished off the face of the earth. I cannot contact her as her mobile...

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Separating , After Separation

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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After Separation

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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Separating , After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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Separating , After Separation

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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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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