Thanks again Clare. Your advice is being very helpful, but it is at the same time frustrating.
I just don't understand how she can throw all sorts of accusations and criticisms at me, my partner and my family and then we aren't able to give the same back.
She has lied at so many opportunities, some of which we have proof, which totally discredits her and the person she is therefore highlighting how unreasonable and selfish she is, but we cannot say this at all even though her lies and actions are bringing possible harm to a child?
She's told Charlie not to listen to my partner if she 'tells him off', even though he is often solely in my partners care, be it in our garden, in the park or wherever but yet rather than think of Charlie's safety if he needs to listen to a responsible adults instructions she is telling him to ignore it and not listen. A prime example of wanting to cause harm to us over thinking of my son. She has prevented him from being taken away abroad on holiday, which further limits his life experiences and doesn't broaden his horizons at all. She even told me that Charlie told her he "doesn't want to go abroad", he doesn't even know what the word abroad means!!!!!
I'm very sorry to go on but I'm just at my wits end that this woman can treat my son in this way and get away with it.
We have received a letter from her solicitor today still stating that the holiday period is too long. And also now saying that we have lied about words her father has said to James in the past.
When it comes to the court process itself, do you know if it will be in an actual massive court room or just a kind of side room with people talking across a table? Or does it depend on what's going on on the day?