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 have not yet received a reply to my previous email (below) to you regarding confirmation of contact dates with A. I can confirm that all dates and times for contact as set out in your email below are fine; save for New Year’s Day. I was hoping I could return A for 7pm as normal enabling us to have our lunch together. I hope this is agreeable.
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: A - contact
Thank you for your e-mail setting out the dates and times A is available during the Christmas period. I thought it might be easier if i made notes in an alternate colour (Blue) in your e-mail set out below.
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:05 PM
Subject: A - contact
Please find to follow A's current available contact dates.
All dates are subject to change due to A's social and educational commitments should A choose to be included in any additional activities or events. I will endeavour to facilitate additional contact where possible at all times.
Friday 29th November - collect from school return @ 7pm. – As agreed.
Saturday 7th December - collect @ 6pm.
Sunday 8th December - return @ 2pm to home or @ 2.30pm to Way Village Chapel. (you are welcome to join the Christmas service) – It’s a shame our weekend will be cut short. Perhaps we could collect A after the Service at home to go out for dinner, returning her home at 7pm?
Friday 13th December - change of additional contact due to after school choir and school disco. – Noted.
Aria could be available for alternative additional contact on Friday the 20th December to be collected from school and returned home at 7pm. – Additional contact on the 20th of December would be fab!
Saturday 21st December - A to be dropped at your family home, time tbc. – Noted.
Monday 23rd December - return @ 7pm. – Noted.
Thursday 26th December - collect @ 10am.
Friday 27th December - return at 7pm. – I feel saddened that you have offered additional Christmas contact for just one evening. Is there the possibility of collecting A at 5/6pm on 25th December perhaps and return A home for 7pm on the 27th December?
Tuesday 31st December - collect @ 10am. – Noted.
Weds 1st January - return @ 2pm. – Returning A at home at 2pm means we will not be able to enjoy a Family New Year lunch; and therefore would you consider A being returned home for 7pm?
Friday 3rd January - collect @ 9am. – Noted.
Sunday 5th January - return @ 7pm. – Noted.
I feel A should be returned at 7pm now A is of school age. – I note this, and will endeavour to return her home for 7pm unless otherwise agreed beforehand.
I look forward to your reply.