Yes,I I absolutely understand, the sadness and shame never leaves me.
. My prime concern is for the child. He is obviously confused and has said to me on recent visits that he thinks his father may have been murdered or kidnapped, then that he wouldn't see him again for ten years.He also wanted to phone him.
She lives about 17 miles or a*****away. We usally meet for handover and collection halfway in a hotel car park, so the round trip is 30 mins for both of us.
She's a working mum so if it helps her timewise, we meet in a large car park about*****from the family home.
Many thanks Clare, your advice and information have been really helpful.
You are most welcome - I hope all goes well
hello again Clare,
I had a requestfor feedback in my inbox, to which I replied, favourably. But I have just seen two similar messages in my junk mail-so hope that you received my positive feedback.
I have two queries:
*Looking again at the Guardian's position statement, I note that she does not specify the number of supervised contact visits there should be during the school holidays. Do you think this gives son and Mckenzie friend some scope for negotiation if Gdn insists on contact only in holiday time? (I suspect this came from the ex-partner).
The M. friend's position statement asks for supervised contact at a contact centre omce a month. Also, for this to be an interim order only, while son completes the Thames Valley programme (still no start date). Once completed, for the final order to allow progressive supervised contact with a view to this being at my home, as before.
*My second query: the Bar Pro-Bono unit, which I orginally approached nefore the first hearing in January, was oversubscribed and could not help. Yesterday a unit caseworker emailed to say did I realise son can have a Md.friend and a barrister?No, I didn't. She was trying to get a volunteer barrister for the hearing this Friday 26.and will let me know yes or no on Thursday.
The Mc.friend says it's up to my son to decide whether to take up the offer of help if it's made. If a barrister can attend, I'm wondering whether he or she can make any difference to the judge's decision. Mc..friend says he will be very much led by the Guardian's statement.
Would be grateful for your thoughts. Diffcult for me to see things clearly, as I have no experience in this area and am also emotionally involved..