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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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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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Can anyone recommend a red hot family solicitor in the Wigan area?

posted Thu 27, Mar 2014 at 3:29pm

Hi :-) I desperately need to find a really good solicitor who can get me access to my son who I haven't seen properly in nearly 2 years. I'm his Mum, I split from his dad two years last May & hav...

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After Separation

how do i tell my kids?

posted Sun 25, May 2014 at 8:10pm

Hi my im just looking for a bit of advice. Me and my husband are seperating, it was my decision to do this for many reasons I wont go into right now. We have 3 children 15,11 and 8. we decided t...

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Separating

Partners ex using manipulating children

posted Sat 7, Jun 2014 at 8:51am

My partners ex keeps saying the children (4 kids aged between 3-8) don't want to come to our house but not giving a reason, we've spoke to the kids and they don't have a reason either but we know s...

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After Separation

Feeling Lost After Having My Children For A Day Or Few Hours

posted Thu 25, Sep 2014 at 10:13am

Hi all, this is my first post.. I have been separated from my soon to be Ex Wife now for just over two years.. I have two boys with her, who live most of the time with their mother. I see both bo...

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After Separation

Separated - child tax credit help

posted Tue 7, Oct 2014 at 3:03pm

Hi all Me and my husband have separated last week, im moving into a new house this weekend and he's moving into his at the same time. We have an almost 2 year old together (22 months), and we are ...

Tags: tax credits,separation
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Advice on husbands actions, is this wrong?

posted Sun 19, Oct 2014 at 11:49pm

My husband and I took the decision to have a separation 8 weeks ago. He moved out 6 weeks ago. Until 3 weeks ago he was asking could we maybe try again, which i was debating but needed time. Si...

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Father lives in Australia. Want to find a healthy way of split parenting.

posted Sun 26, Oct 2014 at 8:36pm

I have been with my partner for 4 years. He has always lived in Australia and I have always lived in the UK, but because of the nature of his work we see each other at least once a month in the UK....

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how to act when ex comes over xmas morning to see daughter

posted Sun 21, Dec 2014 at 2:57pm

Im really stressing myself out, we have only been seperated for 1 month, he left us just before my daughters 7th birthday and 2 days after mine, said he didnt feel anything for me anymore that ther...

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After Separation

Sepration and the home….

posted Tue 3, Mar 2015 at 1:02pm

My husband of 17 yrs walked out last Nov. He wants to sell the family home and we have a 12 yr old child together. All our money is tied up in this home and if I stay in it with my son, my ex ca...

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After Separation

Advice

posted Sun 26, Apr 2015 at 7:46pm

Over three weeks ago my ex partner took our child from my care and has since denied me access and contact with our child can anyone help with what I should do next

Tags: Contact,access
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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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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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