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My daughter and her ex who werent married have a son who is

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My daughter and her ex who weren't married have a son who is 3 years old. He hasn't been a good father so far but if he thinks my daughter may be starting a relationship with someone else he then threatens that he's going to go to court for custody. He has paid nothing to his son's upkeep takes drugs and most of the time is indifferent to his son only bothering when he thinks ther may be another man on the scene. My daughter is not being allowed to move on with her life as she is worried what her legal rights are. Please can you give me some advice. thankyou

concerned nan
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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Please confirm that the father is named on the birth certificate - and what contact has he had with his son in the last six months?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi claire


 


Yes the fathers name is XXXXX XXXXX birth certificate he sees his son maybe twice a week but more often if he thinks my daughter may be seeing someone.


 


Thanks


 


Chris

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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How long is contact for each time?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sometimes he has him overnight mostly its a few hours after work or on a weekend and then he usually goes to his mothers with him. He has never had him for a whole weekend and if he's ever unwell which is quite often as he suffers with his chest he takes him straight back to his mother.My grandson has been admitted to hospital a few times in the last few months but his dad is never available to go to the hospital with him his usual excuse is he's been drinking.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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Unless your daughter starts a relationship with someone who is a known risk to children there is no basis on which her ex can remove her child from her care
Your daughter needs to agree a set pattern of contact using Family mediation (www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk)and make it plain that if he doesn't attend there will be no contact until it is next due.
She should also approach the CSA for a maintenance assessment
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you Claire your advice has put my mind at rest.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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You are most welcome I hope all goes well
claire

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