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my ex partner did not returned my children on the correct day

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my ex partner did not returned my children on the correct day saying he thought it was the following day, I phoned the police as I could not reach him on his phone, they said they could not do anything as it was not a criminal matter but said to take it back to court, my partner knows I can not afford a solicitor and he takes advantage of this fact, he is in breach of the court order. is there anything I can do
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old are the children and were they returned the next day?
What are the actual terms of the order?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the children are aged 7 and 3, they were retuned the next evening he should have returned the children by 5pm on 08/07 called the police but no help I could not go and get my children as the were at his girlfriends house and I do not have the address, he said I got the day wrong but I have a witness to the agreed date and the piece of paper he gave me with the dates he was having them

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Is there a court order in place regarding contact?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes there is but he is saying I got the date wrong although a neibour was at court and I had to ask her for school holiday date so he could write it in his diary and put the date on a piece of paper to give to me so I have a witness

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes he had a very good solicitor and I could not afford one the judge would not listen to me saying I was immature so he got three week ends out of 4 which I said was to much but judge ruled in his favour, one of his relatives work at court and gets on very well with the judge

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
When was the Order made?
Do you have a copy of it?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

we do not seem to get any were so close the file

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I remain happy to assist but to do so I do need more information so that I can give you the best possible assistance
Do you wish to continue - if so could you let me have the further information
Clare