yes he has limited legal aid, and appears to have to re-apply every time something needs to be done.
Good question! I do not know, he is neither able to earn money because of a back injury due to a car crash - lost his successful business also. Nor is he getting any benefits there is a tribunal date for this on the 15th April. Bank of mum is supporting both him and his 14year old son. I am living off savings because they will not give me any benefits either!
I do not know why his solicitor is not drafting the statement she has requested that he does it. That equals Mum! He works on cars not computers and is useless at putting paperwork together.
yes i deal with all of his paper work. He only has limited legal aid. Maximum of 2.5K which he has had to re-apply for each occassion. the Ex has run out of legal aid funding... ?
Thank you so much for your prompt and excellent feedback. I have just managed to sit my son down (in a frame of mind to deal with it) and he was impressed in the way that you have succinctly listed points and reassured him that a dim view will be taken of her actions in relation to contact.
He has however learnt this week from the court guardian that social services are having a "child in need meeting" to which he has not been kept in the loop or informed. The court guardian has expressed her concerns to this and is 'attempting' to also get information from them.
It appears that they would rather keep the children in Cornwall under duress and with the in put of social services than let them live with their Dad in Wales where they would be happy, cared for and without the input of social services.
My son has already made one complaint to social services and was basically told to mind his own business. He is the father of the children of the marriage and took on the responsibility of an elder child.
If you have any advice in relation to the above I would be very grateful, I am all for also writing to his MP.
Again thank you so much,
Thank you Claire,
That is another letter of complaint that will be steaming its way off the keyboard. The other one being in relation to the family support worker electronically divulging personal information breaking the data protection act in relation to my son's gender dysphoria. She circulated the information without his knowledge in minutes of a meeting to 11 people he had no knowledge of nor was he impressed that it was discussed without him present in the first instance. His wife was fully aware of his gender dysphoria even before they started a relationship, they also lived together for some years before getting married. My son's view is that he is aware that it can be difficult to cope with. She has also tried using this in court as a reason for him not to have the children until it suits her social life or that the children have no presents for Christmas. This thankfully has been thrown out of court already. It has gone some way in that his eldest son lives with him from a previous relationship and there is a good working relationship between him and the mother.
Again thank you, June