Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-How old is the child?
-Are there any court orders in place, if so what are the terms?
-What are the arrangements to have contact with the child?
Thank you for confirming. Your child has a right to a relationship with her father and this can only be reasonably restricted if there are welfare or child protection concerns and his verbal abuse may amount to such concerns. You should put forward reasonable proposals for a consistent arrangement and if he does not agree or adhere to it you would have the right to change or stop the arrangements if it is disruptive to your daughter. He is entitled to apply to court for an order if nothing can be agreed but to avoid such action it would be in your interest to put forward proposals and if he were to pursue an application you would be able to demonstrate that you acted reasonably.
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 proceedingsI hope this assists you. 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 your question without a positive rating. Thank you
It may be best to suggest that all communications by text or email and for someone else to assist handovers - that way you do not need to come into contact with him