About 2 weeks ago I think, at Wellingborough Northants after a hearing at Northampton court. My son does not know I am contacting you. The mother and stepfather suggested an out of court agreement that my son could have the daughter to avoid court fees. I fear this has left my son vulnerable. Allegedly maintenance and child allowance are in hand but not due for a matter of weeks at least. The mother's only means of access at the moment would be by transporting the daughter to or from school.
The stepfather is an ex solder from the Falklands who allegedly, according to the 15 year old daughter, had shell shock or something similar.
From Melton Mowbray Leics to Corby northants.
The 15 year old intends to stay with her grandmother until she is 16 in December next year. The 12 year old intends to stay with her father from now on, but I do not know what the out of court agreement was. I doubt if the mother wants permanance if she can get away with temporary. Proof is the problem here. Can she really dangle us all on her cruel emotional string like this for as long as she wishes.
The 15 year old left home because the stepfather rubbed a dirty rag around her face and neck and threw a jug of water over her because she was crying about a damaged handbag I believe. The 12 year old hid in the corner of the room cringing and crying when he dumped all her belongings at my house, jumbled up in bin bags. How permanent does that sound to you?
I shall not look at my email again until tomorrow thankyou
This is of some use because if there is a good chance the school can be changed I am prepared to pay for temporary taxi transport if I can afford it.
Thankyou - Liz