I do not work and have no personal income and no car. My partner pays for the petrol and the use of her car to collect the children. She supports me entirely and she is only on a carers allowance as she cares for her disabled mother I feel it is only fair to ask my ex to pick them up from me as we are doing the first journey. My partner has to ensure she is home from her mothers just to return my girls and sometimes it is inconvenient for her to do so.
a one way journey is 23 miles and takes 40 minutes ( 46 miles there and back)
She is refusing to allow me to call speak to the girls unless i provide a mobile to my 9 year old daughter. My daughter already has a mobile but i have not been given the number and my ex insists i provide a secondary mobile. She has told me not to call the house phone. I was due to collect the girls today but did not as I have no means of transport. When I called my ex on her mobile to speak with my daughters, she shouted a lot of nasty abusive comments in the back ground, whilst leading the conversation by telling my daughter what to say.
I did. The house is mortgaged in both names, but we agreed it was best for her to remain there with the children and to not sell the house.
Thank you for the above information.
On reading the application form for child arrangements, it states that MMIAM (Mediation, Information and Assessment Meeting.
Firstly, I have requested several times for my ex to attend mediation, to which she ignores. Her own solicitor has written to me stating that if an arrangement fails to be agreed, they would like me to confirm my willingness to attend mediation. I have confirmed with them that I am more than willing to attend mediation, just as I have myself suggested in the past.
It would appear the clause "fail to meet an agreement" should have read, failure to agree to their clients terms. My response to the law firm was met by, please note we are not instructed to deal with child matters. Any further attempts of asking my ex to attend mediation have been rejected or ignored.
How can I proceed without having MIAM or Can I have my ex instructed to attend mediation?
Sorry, my questions are endless.