1) last fail was 2 weeks ago.
2) Max could take a bus. He is very mature and nearly 6' tall. The father will not discuss this.
3) No. Her husband cannot drive.
There is also some unfinished emotional business here. (isn't there always?) The father used to live close by in Blandford, and Max could more or less come and go between homes at any time. There are other children in the family and they all got on very well. Then last December. father moved to Bridgewater with Max at very short notice. Now the mother finds the limited access very painful and I think she resents even having to pay the petrol for the bi-monthly trip. A week ago the father put in a claim for child suppport from the mother. This will cost her £10/week. She does not resent this if it goes to Max, but the father has a successful business and appears to be well-off.
I've just checked - bus is hopeless! Min 3 changes and five hours but not possible after school on Friday.
CAFCASS scripted the agreement. Their view was that Max did not want to offend either parent and did not want to have to chose.
I think you need to see the complete background before you can advise, which is difficult. Are you able to advise on the PROCESS of what a parent needs to do to contest the situation without you understanding the merit?.
I am well aware that the court order is only 2 months old, but the mother felt pressured and cornered into accepting it.
days ago. Expected next May.