He has asked for joint custody as agreed between them before the separation. In the beginning he was seeing his children 3-4 times per week, but when he got home from attending his sister's wedding in Norfolk, he wanted to see his baby daughter and she took the baby away from him saying that she does not know him as he had not seen her for a week. He again asked to see his child and again she refused.
He told her she could not prevent him from seeing his daughter and she called the police on him and accused him of domestic abuse. He contacted the police and they said that they were not taking the matter any further as there were no signs of domestic abuse but did advise him to stay away from the house even though he was on the tenancy agreement (which incidentally he still is). She then also informed him that the police advised her to have no further contact with him and to not let him see his children till a court had decided.
When he contacted the police they referred back to the incident report and said that there is no record that they advised her to whithhold the children from him as there is no court order in place and they are not in a position to give such advise as there is no evidence of abuse towards the children.
That is when she went to mediation to sort it out but has not abided by all the arrangements put in place and also advised that she did not want to go to court. Now that a parent just spoken to him and in conversation mentioned that her ex is collecting the children from school etc and he mentioned it at mediation she has lost her temper and called the police once again on him for harassment. The police came to see him today but as yet we do not know what has been said as all they would say is that there are children involved.
I also need to mention that two years ago she tried to take her life by taking an overdose and was admitted to hospital. Her mother and sister also have/had mental health issues but I am not sure if her sister is still under mental care.
My son is now at the end of his tether and has said that he is taking her for slander as she is causing him a lot of stress and he is also thinking of looking at mental health issues.
I hope you can help and give us some sound advice on this matter.
Thanking you in anticipation.