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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 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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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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