Yes that is correct the childrens mother left the country yesterday, for a holiday abroad which is lasting 10 days, during this time she has arranged for her Mum to care for them. I was not consulted, and as per the court order they should be staying with me. I am due to collect them shortly this evening (Saturday).
I went to collect my children yesterday evening (Saturday) and their grandmother would not let me collect them. The reason for this is that the children's mothers had asked her to look after them while she is on holiday.
I tried to explain about the court order, but she wouldn't listen. I didn't want to make a fuss in front of the children and said I would come back in the morning. What should I do?
The childrens mother constantly changes contact without prior notice, stops telephone contact and now this.
In the court order the children come to stay each weekend and we have a very good relationship, this has worked until recently when the children's mother has tried to restrict this, over the last few months.
If the children come to stay I can provide the care they will need, the school is aware of me and I am able to take them and pick them up at the end of each day, so there are no issues there.
It's just what should I do next, if the children are with me it is not going to go down well with their mother when she had made other arrangements. It feels like she is trying to cut me out of their lives.
Many thanks for your help.
We went to court in February 2011 and a shared residence order was awarded.
It states the weekly contact patterns, daily telephone contact, mid week contact and the clause about the children's mother going on holiday without them. I am also entitled to half of all the school holidays. So I was very pleased with the outcome.
Until recently it has worked, now the children's mother seems to do anything to stop me seeing them. What should I do?
Someone I know suggested I take it back to court and get the order enforced, is this something I should be doing, or will it just cause more trouble.
I intend to try and collect my children this morning, hopefully their grandmother will be more reasonable that yesterday.
I do not wish there to be any confrontation, as it is not in the children's best interest.
If I apply to the court to have the order enforced what does this involve.
I was advised to keep a diary of all the events that happen, change in contact etc, this I have done for a number of years, so everything is recorded.
Many thanks again.