I have 2 children age 10 and 6, the current agreement is Monday night for tea, overnight contact Friday one week Saturday the 2nd, also contact over the phone tues and thurs, he wants to change it too one week mon for tea fri-sun overnight then week 2 mon and wed for tea!
The children don't want to go every 2nd weekend, they both need regular weekly overnight contact, they had been messed around for 2 years before the court order was in place and they were both reluctant to go. I also now work my working commitments around this, I can work every weekend with the order in place if it changes I can't therefore financially I'll be struggling.
Yeah but he won't, he isn't asking for a full weekend so he can have them for 2 nights, he wants a weekend off! I just don't see why he can take me back to court for no genuine reason, he hasn't even been sticking to the current court order.
He has them on a Monday 5-8.30 pm alternate weekends Friday one week Saturday the next. He is also supposed to call them twice a week.
He's not, this is the contact he is supposed to have. He hasn't turned up for them on 1 occasion, his solicitor did inform me of this but only a week before, he asked to switch days and times but I had already made work commitments so it wasn't possible. It's the contact over the phone thats the main problem. I'm not entitled to legal aid as I own a house I don't live in, I live with my mum at the moment because I've went through a hard time since the split. I did initially pay for a solicitor but I just can't afford it. All I want is routine for the kids, I'm just a but amazed that after only 5 months he can drag me back to court. Thanks
No, there has been no mention of mediation. He has already been granted legal aid back in September of last year, I tried to oppose it bit he was still granted it.
He was granted it for contact and parental rights, December was the final hearing, his solicitor tried to push for another one but the sheriff didn't allow it because I was representing myself.
No I never objected to these arrangements, these are what we both agreed to in court.
He never stuck to any arrangement before continuously letting the children down forcing me to stop contact altogether.
After it went to court I thought that would be it both of us we're happy but more so the children now have a stable routine. The court order was only granted 5 months ago.
My children are 10 and 6, I believe they need regular weekly overnight contact, I honestly think he should take them more than one night. I have spoken to bother the children and they are not happy with what he wants.