How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Clare Your Own Question
Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34286
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
13262538
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

Hi there, I am in battle with my ex wife over the child contact

Customer Question

Hi there, I am in battle with my ex wife over the child contact of our 15 months old of son
To date I have represented myself at Court and would appreciate some advice
On the first hearing the court ordered

A section 7 welfare report to be prepared by social services.
today I had meeting with to social worker for the section 7 welfare report
during the meeting the social worker behaved unfairly she didn't listen to me and she supported my ex, she told she doesn't believe me and I'm a liar.

I'm worried of the report she will filed at court i will not get the contact order
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.
What was the issue that you disagreed on?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Domestic violence I have perviously harmed my ex and son, but the police have now dropped the case due to lack evidence.
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
What specifically did you and the Social Worker disagree about?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The soical doesn't believe me. I don't know reallyWhat would happen if thier report doesn't favour me
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
If there has been no prosecution then the Social Worker cannot base her report on the assumption that the abuse happened - and if she does do so then you can challenge the report on that basis
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
On what reasons can the court refuse to order contact.

My ex is making up all of lies to prevent the contact with my son.
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Unless there has been substantiated abuse then it is unlikely that Contact will be refused - although it may be limited to a Contact Centre to start with
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
If the judge made the decision to refuse contact order can I appeal it, what are chances like to appeal a judge decision
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
As I said it is highly unlikely that Contact will be refused - quite the opposite
IF it is then the appeal will depend on what reasons were given
Clare