Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
was this a case where both names went on the birth certificate as parents?
What contact have you been having since separation?
Excellent so it was overnight contact - that was what I needed to know.
I am sorry for the delays - we are all working lawyers and accordingly not always available online immediately
Despite the lack of paperwork you are a parent to the child and have been a significant person in his life.
It is clearly in his best interests for that close bond to be maintained.
The starting point is for you to try and discuss matters with your ex using Family Mediation
If that fails then you can apply to the court for a Child Arrangement Order using a form C100
You will need to ask for permission to apply - but there is no doubt that it will be granted.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
The starting point is for the non biological mother to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment meeting and then go forward with the Court application