I need to know can my partner stop me leaving the house with our daughter once my house is ready to move in. And also does the mother have more rights with regards to access with their child. Although we are going to mediation i do not see my partner accepting anything the mediator suggests as wants everything on his terms. I really do think he will want this to go to court if i do not accept what he wants for our child if so will he have to pay the costs? What i have suggested to my solicitors access for our daughter is every other weekend friday to sunday afternoon and 1 night in the week for our daughter to be with her father. Do you think this is fair?
Our daughter goes to childminders 3 days a week and preschool two of the other days i normally drop her off and sometimes pick her up or my partner will pick her up but that has only been since we have decided to seperate that he does this for our daughter she did use to go to her nannies on mondays but she longer can look after her. I now work full time flexitime, my company have said to me i can change my hours or reduce them to accomodate for our daughter for when she starts school.
My partner has not had shared care it has only been the last few months that he has taking more responsibilty for our daughter i.e picking her up giving her some dinner, but previous to this it has been me and his mother who has been doing this. I feel that he will try and stop me from leaving the house with our daughter when we go into new house as he has a very quick temper. He is self employed he does removals so his hours are never the same.
If we cannot agree in mediation and my partner wants to take me to court
does he have to pay the costs?
Hi we went to see the mediator today and i did not feel it went well. As the mediator was suggesting shared custody so i would have our daughter 6 days in 14 days and so would my partner. She also suggested what about 1 week with her father and 1 week with her mother. I did say i was happy for her father to have her the long weekend he has her to which is thurs fri sat sun but i would like her back sun afternoon. He did not agree with this he thinks she should stay sun eve. And the mediator said it seems fair that maybe my partner has our daughter sun evening overnight. I don't agree. I'm not sure if i want to continue with seeing the mediator. And seek more advice from my solicitor. My partner also stated in that meeting the days i have her he will not pay towards the childcare. Do you think i should still see this mediator? as i did not want shared access i wanted her main residence to be at my house when we move in.