Thank you for your reply.
I have tried mediation before. My ex pertner is not interested in allowing our daughter any extra time with her father. This is compounded by her actions from her latest relationship which has gone the same way.
She knows that the law favours her enormously and uses it.
My understanding from your answers/advice which I appreciate is that even if I lived next door Tamara would have to make do with seeing her father only once a week.
It's quite obvious that Tamara as all children requires a balanced up-bringing. Tamara being of mixed heritage, living in trhe area that she does and already displaying identity and attendance issues at school.
I will try the mediation but my ex will not agree to anything I have had to fight tooth and nail just to achieve the bare minimum.
Tamara needs balance in her life and that is from both mother and father. Her grandmother has endorsed the BNP which I feel is a huge worry. How can Tamara grow with these sorts of attitudes surrounding her.
I will take your advice and try. Last time I went to court, my staement was as non-offensive as I could 've made it. Yet my ex's just lied and attacked. The courts as I have unfortuneatly found out don't really care about fathers. There mind was made up. I will always try and put on a brave face. But the law is incredibly one sided.