Contact in your ex's house is completely
unsatisfactory unless you agree which obviously you don't, but are being forced
to put up with.
At two years of age, there is no reason why
you should not be having more contact then this, and there is no reason why you
should have to wait until the child is 7 years old for overnight staying contact.
It would also not be unreasonable for you to
have your daughter every other Christmas even if it is not for the whole period.
should try to resolve matters using family mediation http://www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk/find-service.php
it is quicker and less confrontational than court it isnt necessarily cheaper
If this fails then you can apply to the court for a
defined contact order which will formalise arrangements.
The necessary forms are available on the here
It would actually be a good idea if she saw solicitor because it could save
a whole load of arguing.
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