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There are no Court Orders in place, nor have there been any at any time. Everything so far has been by mutual agreement.
She has expressed her wishes to her elder sister (20), Grandma, and aunt (my sister)
I am sure I have responded to your question, but the site now makes it look as if I haven't responded (!)
There are no Court Orders in place, nor have there ever been any. To date everything has been by mutual agreement.
She has expressed her views to her elder sister (20), Grandma, and aunt (my sister).
Just one thing is still unclear in my mind.
I am very happy to follow the process that you have out lined.
If during this process my daughter decides to vote with her feet there and then can Mum "force" her into going back to her house on a regular basis whilst things are "sorted out"?
My fear is that if she is "forced" back to Mum's in an interim period she will be subject to undue pressure, emotional blackmail, and (if past experience is anything to go by) verbal abuse and shouting.
Thank-you, that answers all my concerns.
Something's just flashed across my mind, and it may not be encompassed in this matter/fee.
If we go through the process that you have outlined, will I ultimately need to seek a Residence Order or is my daughter's expression of her wishes (via mediation) sufficient?
I suspect my ex-wife will not readily accept my daughter living with me.
Thank-you, that's quite clear.