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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34130
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Hi me and my ex split up 2 months ago and i was going to her

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Hi me and my ex split up 2 months ago and i was going to her house and seeing my daughter after work every Thursday for a hour but we had a big argument over her not letting me have my daughter on a Saturday afternoon and now she wont let me see her at all,what is the best thing for me to do,thanks lee
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old is your daughter and are you named on the birth certificate/
What contact do you wish to have with him?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


she is 1 year and 2 months and she has my name on the birth certificate,we were living together till we split up and im now at my perants house,would like to see her on a weekend cause i work 6 days a week you see ......

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
What contact have you actually asked for?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Saturday afternoons

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
The law says that a child is entitled to regular contact with both parents and the Courts will enforce this if necessary
Since you are working full time it is reasonable for you to ask that contact is arranged around that - so Saturday afternoon is a reasonable request.
You should try and discuss matters with your ex using Family mediation (www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk) and you can find some ideas on this website http://theparentconnection.org.uk/
If that fails you can apply to the court for a Defined Contact Order which can then be enforced
You can read more about that here
http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/media/168195/cb7-eng.pdf
Please ask if you need further details
Clare

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