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Ex's new wife doesn't like our 5yr old daughter because she doesn't treat her like an adult! Ex now wants infrequent contact with our daughter at my house. Am I breaking the law if I say no?
Posted on 1:05pm Monday 7th June 2010
If you believe that contact is in your daughter's best interests, your obligation is to facilitate it. That means, making your daughter available for the session. This obligation does not extend to providing accommodation. Can't he take her out for a few hours? There are plenty of things to do with a 5 yr old. As contact is so infrequent, a few hours out somewhere nice will make her feel special.
My grandchildren have been living with me. Their father was violent, but now returns wanting a Residence order. Will he get it automatically?
Posted on 8:59pm Tuesday 25th May 2010
Hello there. Nobody has an automatic right to a Residence Order in respect of the children. As you are aware, a Residence Order is an Order stating where the children should live. In whose care they should be.
Posted on 11:26am Tuesday 18th May 2010
I do not know whether your ex partner disappeared for two years or was around having contact. I will assume the worst case scenario that she disappeared.
Posted on 4:19pm Tuesday 11th May 2010
This happens quite frequently. Fortunately, there is a way around this but it involves time and expense unless you are in receipt of public funding.
Posted on 11:49am Friday 30th April 2010
A lady asks whether she can christen her daughter if the ex husband is refusing to consent
Posted on 12:46pm Tuesday 6th April 2010
Children need role models, security and stability. This may be provided by a mother and a father, two mothers or two fathers. The important thing is that when there is a break down of the family unit , the impact on the children is as minimal as possible. The children need to understand that they are not the reason or the cause of the break up and that they are not going to lose an important person from their lives. To that end, as a family solicitor, I encourage clients to divorce / separate in a child friendly way.