I thought you might say that.
Don't get involved. My partner that stays with me is struggling emotionally with this and has asked me to get involved...
Hello Jo - I was looking for quick answer to my question - this is what I had paid for - can you tell me when someone will get back to me.
Also I didn't see any option to review your answer - only an annoying advert asking me to sign up for a monthly trial that I have already said I don't want.
Hope someone can get back to me asap?
I'm not sure why you are saying I am at the one at risk Jo? She is my common law wife?
Why am I at risk?
If you can't get anyone to respond how do I go about cancelling my money I have paid? I paid for a quick detailed response!
Thanks for your response. What is the point of pursuing what could be a lengthy and costly process if in the end the court has no power to compel the child? What would be the benefit of obtaining a court order? Would the mother still have to pay child care costs ?
With the limited knowledge we have provided you with (we have lots more to strengthen our case) could we represent ourselves in to save money?
Should we seek an alternative route?
Sorry for the extra questions but I would like a little more detail before we close this out if that is ok.
Thanks for the swift response. Sounds like we are between a rock and a hard place.
I've heard that obtaining a residency order can take many months and thousands of pounds in fees. If the end result is that the child refuses to move I can't see the point in even pursuing this.
My gut feel is we try to sit down with the lad and his dad father as you say or use the threat or a residency order to shake him up a little.
Lorraine has asked me one final question - if she is granted the interim or final residency order will she still be liable for child maintenance payments if the lad chooses not to move back in despite the order being granted. When the lad moved out, his dad went straight to CMS without talking to us about finances and she has been hit with a 400/month payment despite her wanting her son to say with her...not helpful at all. Her feeling at the moment is she doesn't see any advantages to being granted an order.
Happy to leave great feedback you have been really helpful!