he comes up once a month usually stays 2 - 3 days and sees her all day or picks her up after school, they go swimming and to the park, she does art and craft work with me (i am artist) She helps to bake and cook simple meals and walks my dog with me and her dad. She has had her paintings hung in school art gallery which she did here and won prize for craftwork (scarecrow) competition. She is not allowed to cook at home my son has asked for access visits to take her to his home in Brighton and not had any response should he seek court action?
you havent given an anwer yet?????
Hi The law says that a child is entitled to regular contact with his or her parent - and unless there is a good reason why overnight contact would not be appropriate then I would have expected staying contact in the school holidays if not at weekends (and indeed there would be no reasin why there could not be staying contact at the weekends if she stays with you!) The starting point is for your son to discuss matters with the grandparents using Family mediation (www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk) but if that fails then he can apply to the court for a defined contact order. This is done by applying to the Family Court using a Form C100 available here http://www.thecustodyminefield.com/CourtForms/C100.pdf and paying the fee of £200. I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further information Claire