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My ex wont let me see my children but i am.not on the borth

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My ex wont let me see my children but i am.not on the borth certificates where do i stand and how much will it cost to get a court order
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question
My name is Claire and I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
How old are the children and when did you last see them?
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

they are 3 2 and 6 months old and she stopped me foir weeks ago but when i do see them i am not allowed to take them anywhere or do anything without her being present

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Who has been the main carer of the children until now?
Have you had the sole care of the children before now?
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no i have always worked me and my ex split uplast year


 

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
How long ago did you separate?
When did you last see them at all?
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i saw them four weeks ago we split up last year

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
The law says that children are entitled to contact with BOTH parents and the court will enforce this if necessary - and the fact that you are not named on the birth certificates makes no difference
You need to try and discuss matters with your ex using family mediation (www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk) but if that fails you will need to apply to the Courts for a Defined Contact Order
This is done using a form C100 available here
http://www.thecustodyminefield.com/CourtForms/C100.pdf
and paying the Court fee of £215.
You can find out more here
http://theparentconnection.org.uk/#
and here
http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/media/168195/cb7-eng.pdf
I hope that this is of assistance please ask if you need further details
Claire