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Hi, thanks for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-How old is she?
-what have the arrangements been to date?
-Are there any court orders in place, if so what?
Who does she live with now and what are the arrangements for the non-resident parent?
Thanks. It appears you had a shared arrangement in the past and domestic violence against you by the father does not automatically entitle you to apply for sole custody for the child. The domestic violence is concerning but it appears that you have a non-molestation order in place which should be protecting you from further abuse.
In relation to the child, she has a right to a relationship with both of you which can only be reasonably restricted if there are child protection concerns. A court will need to assess all the facts of the case and decide if it is in her best interest for there to be an order for you.
If you believe it is in her best interest you will be able to pursue an application to court under Form C100 together with a £215 court fee to your local family court for a child arrangement order and the court can make a decision regarding the matter. For your information the Court will take into consideration the following when making a decision regarding the application:
1.The wishes and feelings of the child concerned2. The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs3. The likely effect on the child if circumstances changed as a result of the courts decision4. The child’s age, sex, backgrounds and any other characteristics which will be relevant to the court’s decision5. Any harm the child has suffered or may be at risk of suffering6. Capability of the child’s parents (or any other person the courts find relevant) at meeting the child’s needs7. The powers available to the court in the given proceedingsIf you have any further questions regarding this please let me know. In the meantime if you found this information helpful please provide a positive rating using the stars at the top of this page. I will not be credited for answering your question without a positive rating. Thank you