Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
What exactly does the Order say?
Are you aware that the site charges more for a phone call?
How old is the younger girl, and will the older girl be staying with her father?
Does the elder child have the same mother?
I would be happy to call you in the morning if you would like.
Which court was involved?
Did your fiance use a solicitor?
Have you actually spoken to the solicitor?
The father has a set pattern of contact with the younger child - is that correct?
It is agreed that the children should spend time together WITHOUT the involvement of the parents - is that also correct?
When did the father last see the younger daughter?
When did the sisters last see each other?
So for clarity - no agreement was actually made about a joint meeting at all?
I asked if you had spoken to the solicitor rather than the barrister
I also asked you to confirm that the Order as originally agreed did NOT make a specific provision for a joint meeting with the father and both girls?
so three different issues .
The great news is that your fiance has finally seen his daughter after two years and now has a regular pattern of contact
Equally good news - the siblings can spend time together - there is no reason why and hand over has to involve the mother - a meeting in a coffee shop can be organised - after all she is 14 not 4.
Since there was no specific order made for the father and both girls to have contact together it cannot be argued that the Order has been completely change don the face of it - which is why the barrister says that there is no instant way of resolving it.
It is for your solicitor to ask the court what happened to cause the change - not the Barrister as his involvement in the case has ended.
Please do not be concerned about the relationship between the solicitor and the barrister - it is a professional relationship in which the solicitor does the leg work and the Barrister does the dramatic and intense part - so the solicitor should be doing this - or asking the barrister what he knows.
If your fiance feels very strongly on this point then he will have to make an urgent fresh applictaion to the court.
Alternatively they can all enjoy what has been won and plan an awesome Christmas next year
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details