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Thank you for requesting me. I hope that you are keeping well.
What happened with the holiday?
Wow! it was worth waiting for that Judge then. So happy to hear that it worked out and that you got a Judge that instantly understood your case.
Please do fire away with your questions. I'm just off to bed though so I hope that its ok that I respond in the morning.
Hello my dear
I am very sorry at my delay in responding to you - I had been unwell over the weekend.
I note that the father agrees that your daughter should not be exposed to the biting children but is concerned that this is going to impact on his time. If its the handover thats the problem could you try exploring someone else to help again. The courts will and do promote routines as being vital for children but given a 'good talking too' by the court as to why this is important then the court will want him to keep his routine of the Tuesday if he can then meet her other needs. I just dont want you to be seen as being difficult even though I know you are not. Can he not change his work pattern for the other afternoon? Its best to be seen to offer every solution that you can. Have you spoken with Cafcass ? what did they say?.
If Peppa pig world is out of the jurisdiction then you would need his permission. If not then you dont but if he is missing time with your daughter then its best to offer an alternative.
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
I was thinking about you again and didnt want you to think I was being harsh before as that wasnt my intention. Basically my logic was that as you had been successful in relation to the holiday - sometimes Judges like to 'even things out' if you know what I mean so I want you to use every possible option as an alternative to not look difficult.
Good luck with Cafcass - let me know how you get on.
The routine and disruption you have detailed for your daughter is very important and I am sure that you will get this all across to Cafcass.
You have to raise your concerns so dont feel bad for doing it.
bless you! I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for the update. Im glad to hear that all went well.
What happened with the nursery day - did it stay the same?
I am sorry to hear that.
1 hour away is not out of the jurisdiction so you do not technically require his permission. That being said and given the history in your case I have no doubt he would seek to apply for a PSO to prevent you moving so that leaves you starting the process of mediation and court again. The court again would make its decision based on what was in your daughters best interests and you would be favoured if you could still promote the relationship between them as part of your proposals.
I do hope that you are well.
I am sorry I have various appointments today and would struggle to call you. I will be leaving shortly. I could call you tomoorrow though at a time of your choosing between 11am - 3pm. Would this be ok for you?
Thats ok - I will reply in writing. I will consider your posts and come back to you by tomorrow at the latest.
I hope that you are well.
I am sure that if you do try to move then your ex is going to try and make this really difficult for you. A Prohibited Steps Order is an order that prevents you from doing something. Given what you have previoulsy told me its likley that your ex will seek to apply for the same to prevent you from moving.
In relaity I do think that the court would not prevent you from moving but as its going to impact on the fathers contact then the court will want to consider this. Its best to 'put your ducsk in order' in respect of your research of the area, the schools, the better quality of life and imprtntly how contact can still be maintained. If the midweek isnt going to be an option in person for him what about facetime, telephone call or such like. You could also offer extra holiday time?
You dont technically need to apply to court but I can appreciate your concerns about pressing ahead and your ex then causing you problems. You need to tell him your intentions about the move and guage his response. You could also consider mediation again. If all that fails and you want hte security of knowing he cant cause you any issues then I would suggest you refer back to court to seek to vary the current order that he has to spend time with your daughter on the basis that the midweeks will no longer be possible.
Yes you are correct - he has an order that allows time and you wouldnt be keeping to that so it would be application to Vary the current order.
The father could ask the court to deal with the Specific Issue of the schooling if the father didnt agree. Again as he has parental responsibility his agreement is required. If this cant be agreed then its then again another matter tbe litigated :( so much litigation for such a little girl.
The application form is the C100 but again you its worth trying mediation first.
Bless you for thinking of me but this service is for your information only.
You still have a wonderful child and his commitment is in a way a good thing.
The separated parents information course is a useful tool. I hope you enjoy it.
I fully appreciate your reasons for wanting to relocate and I am sorry to hear that history appears to be repeating in respect of your ex. You have a great bond with your daughter and that is not going to happen here.
The courts are there to resolve matters when the parents cant so dont be afraid to use them when you need too
Bless you for your kind words.
I try and get on most days but weekends can more difficult.
Its always been a pleasure to help you.
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