Hi my son works a rolling four on four off shift pattern days and nights he likes to see them at least twice a week work permiting one day after school and one day at the weekend, his current living arrangements are not suitable for sleepovers.
He is not in a position financially to fight this in court due to debts he has been left with after the break up.
Also he feels the needs of the children would not be best served through the courts.
They have been through enough already .
He just needs to see them when he can baring in mind his work situation and the fact they are at school.
He usually texts her his shift rota, and asks her to let him know when he can have them, but currently she is not communicating with him at all.
Which makes it extremely difficult for him to make any arrangements.
He had them for a for over a week from the 19th March after mums New boyfriend said they would be better of with their dad and packed their bags.
Which is when Social Services became involved and having spoken to the children and their mum arranged for them to go home.
I dropped them to school on Monday 24th March which is when my son last saw them.
I saw them yesterday playing out where they live and spoke to them with my son who was working talking to them on the phone, they just want to see their dad on a regular basis.
It is so upsetting, But mum seems to be in total control of events regardless of the effect on the children.
The eldest grand child is not my son's,but was only 18 months old when they met and is ad much my grandson in my heart as the other two.
Has sent me a message saying he does not want to see me because of the situation which really upset me.
Not sure whether that's from him or mum .
Unfortunately not mum is now working and child care seems to be the new partner or an ex, my son had a voicemail message from local police telling him that she has blocked her mobile and email address as she wants no contact with my son all requests to see the children have to be through the ex partner . Where does my son stand regards XXXXX XXXXX seems crazy to me.
they say no cause for concern but they are monitoring the situation .
Thank you you for the information it is unfortunate to have to resort to the law in a family matter but as you say the likely hood of my ex daughter in law communicate with my son is not good. So she leaves him no choice .