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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34236
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 there, I currently have a shared residence order with the

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Hi there, I currently have a shared residence order with the father of my kids, he gets all child benefit, I live in a 1 bed flat and when the kids come and stay we all share a bed which to me is not ideal, now an opportunity has arisen for me to rent 2 rooms in a house share with a friend of mine who happens to be male, my ex is making threats that he's goiing to take my kids away and that he will not let my kids stay with me, please help me, I don't know what else to do
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 are the children and how is their time shared between you?
Does your friend have any kind of Criminal Record - or any other record that make shim a risk to children?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The children are 8 and 5, and my friend has no criminal record, I've spoken to dvit, womens aid too about this and they say that my ex is jealous and that hes using the kids as a weapon to make me uoset

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
He is indeed - I assume that there is a Court Order setting in place what time the children spend with each of you?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes there is, the kids stay with me 3 weekends of every 4

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
When do the weekends start and finish?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The weekends start friday after school until monday 6pm

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
If there is a Court order then you can enforce it if your ex breaches it.
Since he has no excuse for stopping contact - indeed your new arrangements will be better for the children - the Court will restart contact - and you can even ask them to extend it
Please do not let your ex bully you
Clare