Isabelle (my daughter) is 6
Joe is 10
I've managed to restore verbal contact (with isabelle only) and my parents are able to request odd weekends to see isabelle and I sore her on the 2 occasions where she has visited ( 2 weekends only) since August 16th. Upon speaking to my ex via phone she has stated that the only reason she wants a contact order is that "she wants one" she has accused me of abducting isabelle over the 3 weeks holidays even though I have texted messages stating that she was aware of this??
I am in the armed forces and currently residing in the Manchester area where as my daughter is in cambridge with her mother and brothers and sister.
I have asked for interim contact in the mean time until this is resolved but she wasn't interested in this and I have asked for her to have access with me over the Christmas period (dates of choosing) unfortunately she denied me this aswell isabelle has 2 brothers and 1 sister
As previously stated I started mediation but that failed because of my ex just wanting a contact order.
Does this affect mine and isabelle's human rights under article 8??
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciate
Mediation was last attempted on 3rd of october and I was given the c- 100 form for the courts. We have only attended each others MIAM's by the cambridge family mediation centre who advised me that mediation was not achievable. There is no history or ever was any form of violence or abuse towards my ex or any of the children.
The law says that a child is entitled to contact with both parents and the court will enforce this if necessary.
Since mediation has failed your next step is to complete the form C100 and send it to the court with the £215 fee as soon as possible
This will lock you into the court table which will eventually lead to the Order she for some reason wants - likely to be alternate weekends plus half the school holidays - including next christmas if she does not give you contact this christmas
You can also apply in respect of the older child if you wish - but you do need to ask the permission of the court to do so. (this is done on the C100)
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details