How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Clare Your Own Question

Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 33276
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
13262538
Type Your Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

GhMy 7yr old daughter doesnt want to see her dad.i took a non-molestation

Customer Question

GhMy 7yr old daughter doesnt want to see her dad.i took a non-molestation order out against him as he was an alcholic n my daughter was finding empty bottles around the garden and in the shed.we sat down at the court and my solicitor mediated and we both agreed on visitation rights n that if he drank or had been drinking before or around katie visitation was terminated.anyway on 1 occasion he did turn up drunk n totally terrified my daughter so I said he couldnt see her anymore.my daughter has told me and her paternal nan and even het dad she doesnt want anything to do with him and she is now saying her paternal nan made her make him a card and put I love u daddy in it and my daughter said she didnt want to but did it anyway.he is now saying he is taking it to court and I wont have a leg to stand on and the court will make her see him even though she doesnt want to.i have heard in court cases that this can happen.is there anything I can do so she cannot be forced to see him?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Has he actually applied to the court for contact?
have you considered using a Contact Centre?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

he hasnt applied to the court yet but is saying that decision is on hold for the moment.i suggestd a contact center but he refused saying it wouldnt be fair for her to have to go through that.he wants contact with just him and her.he says he isnt drinking anymore but he has said that before.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Please do not worry about the Card - the court will not see it as proof of anything.At at 7 your daughter is not old enough to decide whether or not she has contact - however the court will wish to be certain that any contact takes place in a safe environment - and with that in mind it is very likely that it will start at a local Contact Centre until he can show that he is capable of staying sober for contact!
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

so the fact that my daughter wil probably be severly traumatised by the decision that she HAS to see her dad when she doesnt want to will not be taken into account?at what age does a child have to be to be able to make their own decisions in life?

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
< Previous | Next >
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Jo C.

    Jo C.

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    30316
    Over 5 years in practice
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EM/emus/2015-7-7_192327_bigstockportraitofconfidentfemale.64x64.jpg Jo C.'s Avatar

    Jo C.

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    30316
    Over 5 years in practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BE/benjones/2015-12-1_0437_ennew.64x64.jpg Ben Jones's Avatar

    Ben Jones

    UK Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    11553
    Qualified Solicitor - Please start your question with 'For Ben Jones'
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BU/Buachaill/2012-5-25_211156_barrister5.64x64.jpg Buachaill's Avatar

    Buachaill

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    1754
    Barrister 17 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JO/jojobi/2013-3-19_0265_maxlowryphoto.64x64.jpg Max Lowry's Avatar

    Max Lowry

    Advocate

    Satisfied Customers:

    894
    LLB, 10 years post qualification experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/UK/UKLawyer/2012-4-12_9849_F2.64x64.jpg UK_Lawyer's Avatar

    UK_Lawyer

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    750
    I am a qualified solicitor and an expert in UK law.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KA/Kasare/kasare.64x64.jpg Kasare's Avatar

    Kasare

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    402
    Solicitor, 10 yrs plus experience in civil litigation, employment and family law
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/OS/osh/2015-7-7_19268_gettyimagesb.64x64.jpg Joshua's Avatar

    Joshua

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8199
    LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice