Thank you for your reply.
The contact pattern as ordered by the court states as follows:
During term time, every other weekend from 615pm on Saturday to 8pm on Sunday, beginning on 22nd December 2012. During school holidays from Friday at 9am to Sunday at 8pm. Any other such contact as agreed between the parties; which isn't happening. In the recital, it also states that in February 2013, upon reading a letter from my solicitor, a review would be made of the contact arrangements to enable me to have my daughter from Friday after school to Sunday evening at 8pm every other weekend, instead of just through the holidays; again this hasn't happened. Instead, my daughter is taking dance classes on Saturday mornings which I understand.
Christmas contact in the order was only agreed for Christmas 2012, and again states that any future Christmas contact would be agreed between the parties; which isn't being done. Its her way or the highway.
I would like to see my daughter on Christmas day and I think she is entitled to see her father. I have even offered to pick her up later in the day at 6pm but her mother just will not budge. Also, contact has been offered from New Year's Eve to 2pm on New Year's Day. We can't even have lunch together with my family. I'm really worried because it's been almost two years my daughter is caught between us and is being ferried left right and centre. It's really difficult. Also below I have copied and pasted the most recent contact e-mails sent between us removing names and replacing them with Father, Mother and A (my daughter).
Sent this evening (29/11/13) from Father to Mother
I look forward to your reply.
I'm just worried that this will all go back to the start and have to go through the whole procedure again. So in summary Christmas with my daughter is out of the question and the only way I'm going to be able to solve this is through the courts? What are the chances that the current contact hours are extended? Do you think that they will view me favourably? When we first went to court the judge made it sound as if though I were to step out of line, there would be consequences but I want nothing more than just to be able to see my daughter and spend time with her. A very confusing system.