Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Why was the child placed with her father?
What is the problem when mum contacts the school?
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I am a Solicitor and will assist you.
I am sorry that it appears that my colleague is not available to assist you.
I am very sorry to hear about the difficulties that your sister is experiencing.
I can confirm that I have read the question and response so far and I would like to ask - was an order made by the court that your sister should have no contact at all with her son?
Has your sister dealt with her alcohol issues?
thank you for your response.
It is very unusual for a court to make an order for no contact at all - the court must have believed that there were serious welfare concerns at the time
all things being equal - it is normally the courts position that children are entitled to a good relationship with both of their parents
then it is important that your sister returns matters back to court asap
You can ask for a prohibited steps order to prevent any move - but your sister also needs to be asking for a child arrangements order to confirm the time that she can spend with her son
This is both on the same form - the C100 form that you have
your sister is going to have to refer to family mediation first
this is a new rule. If this isnt done then the court can reject the application. There are lots of family mediation services and there will be one local. Just google family mediation in your area and give them a call to get the ball rolling. If mediation doesnt work or the mediator thinks its not appropriate - they will sign the form so your sister can apply to court
I am sorry to hear this
has he been abusive towards her in the last 5 years - either physically, emotionally or financially?
If so - she may be able to get legal aid and a solicitor to help her.
she would need domestic violence evidence to do this.
If he hasnt been charged with an offence - then her best option would be to go to her GP and explain his behaviour towards her. If her GP is satisfied that your sister has suffered with a condition such as stress as a result of his behaviour and they fill out this template letter - then your sister should take this to a legal aid family solicitor so that they can help her
They will also check your sisters means for legal aid - this link will help you understand if she will qualify:
In reality - as it is has been such a long time since she has seen her son - contact will need to build up slowly - at her sons pace. You sister can also ask the court to investigate any concerns she has including his inability to promote contact and if he is moving.
your welcome - dont hesitate to ask if I can help you further.
Its better to do all of this now - the longer it is left the harder it all becomes and it is important that your nephew knows his maternal family and his mum.