Me and my son's father have been divorced for 7 years. My ex-husband was emotionally abusive with me, and is now doing the same with me son. My son often comes back from his visits very distressed. I am the main career, but has father does see him on a regular basis. My son told me that once he is 12, he will go and live with his father, because his father wants him to live with him. My son't father has not paid any maintenance for 5 years, and only now started paying part of the maintenance 2 years ago. He is very angry about it, though it's a very small amount. Apparently my son's father wants to become the main career and get me to pay him maintenance. My son is very scared to upset his father by rejecting him. Can his father actually just take him as soon as he is 12, or would there be a court hearing? Will my son be interviewed by someone? How likely would my ex-husband win the case and take my son away? And is it possible that he would make me pay maintenance to him, though he himself has not been paying for years?
My son is 10 years old. He sees his father every Monday after school till 6pm. Every Wednesday after school till Thursday morning and every other weekend from 6pm on Saturday till Monday morning.
Yes, we share school holidays. He does 2 weeks in the summer and a week during longer breaks, so it is just a bit less than half half.
Most times he has a good time.
yes - his father has been brainwashing him about it for the past few years. He is really afraid to upset him, so he is convinced that he will be saying yes.
No, he has not.