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My partner has recently been given parental responsibility and we have so far maanged to agree to visitation rights as of Dec 2013. OUr daughter is 4 yrs old. Q 1)My ex partner has now refused to cooperative with me in supporting my religious values in terms of raising our daughter. I have accepted that our daughter can enjoin christmas celebrations with her father, at school or other gatherings. He has refused to support my religious (esp dietary) values. He has clearly expressed his opinions that he will feed her anything he desires as long as it is a healthy balance diet. I suspect this conflict wil extend to other religious matters. What can i do? Do i have a legal rights to ensure that our daughter is not being confusing upbring in terms of dietary matters? Q2) My ex partner wants to take our daughter on holiday. He has never taken her away for more than 4 nights in the UK, let alone abroad. I have requested that we manage this on an incremental basis: ie he takes her away in the UK for a few nights and then takes her abroad when they are both confortable with the holidaying experience. Query1) He wants to take her away for 7 days - am i right to request incremental arrangements i.e up to 7 days as she gets older (as she is always coming home from extra long weekend visits with her dad saying she missed me and then becomes subdued, often saying to are we coming home when we go out)? Query 2) He wants to take a female friend and have this female friend (not g/f) share the same Hotel bedroom with XXXX and himself on holiday. I disagree that this is wrong - no friend should be sharing a family bedroom on holiday. I accept that if it was his g/f then i would have no say in the matter ( according to the law - correct me if i am wrong)
Dietary requirements = halal consumption under the Islamic faith.
7 nights = i agree but i wish to increment this as she gets older , rather than force onto her when she is only just getting use to 4 nights. Is this not a legitimate ask?
Re friend sharing hotel bedroom,can i have a legal response please.
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Thanks for the response.
I just wanted to clarify that the father is currently seeing her every other weekend for 2 nights (Fri to Sunday) an dplus mid week visit.
I am happy to extend his weekend arrangement to 5 days/4 nights as a permanant arrangement for term breaks holidays with her father, owing to the fact the she always comes back from her stay a bit frazzled saying that she misses me ( and have soiled herself for a few days thereafter) in the past. This to me says she is not ready for a full week break with her father. For this reason i wish to increase the holiday arrangements ( ie easter breaks, summer holidays, etc) to 5 days at a time from the usual weekend arrangement.
Is this not reasonable until she becomes a bit older say 7 yrs onwards?
(PS any chance you can remove my daughter's name from the 1st emaill?)
Thank you. You have been fair and reasonable with your answers.
I wish to close the discussion.