Hi, thank you for your question. Other than a parenting plan is there a court order in plaxe regarding the arrangements?
Thanks for confirming. Unless she has reason to state that Skype and telephone contact is causing them harm, there should be reasonable provision for this to take place as they get older.
In relation to medical records you have a right to access these as you have parental responsibility by virtue of marriage and you do not need her consent for this.
In relation to the Skype and telephone contact, as this is not in the order if she continues to refuse this you would need to make a referral to an independent mediator (you can find local ones here: familymediationcouncil.org.uk). The mediator will assist you both in reaching an amicable agreement that is in the children's best interests. If mediation does not help, then you will be able to pursue an application to court under Form C100 together with a £215 court fee to your local family court to vary the child arrangement order and the court can make a decision regarding the matter. For your information the Court will take into consideration the following when making a decision regarding the application:1. The wishes and feelings of the child concerned2. The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs3. The likely effect on the child if circumstances changed as a result of the courts decision4. The child’s age, sex, backgrounds and any other characteristics which will be relevant to the court’s decision5. Any harm the child has suffered or may be at risk of suffering6. Capability of the child’s parents (or any other person the courts find relevant) at meeting the child’s needs7. The powers available to the court in the given proceedingsI hope this assists you. If you found this information helpful please provide a positive rating using the stars at the top of this page. I will not be credited for your question without a positive rating. Thank you,
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