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I am a solicitor in Scotland. I have been passed your question which was originally posted to UK Law. Have you been getting regular contact with your grandchild? It sounds to me that the partner is stirring things up. Your daughter seems to want to stay in contact if she is wanting to come on holiday with you again. I understand your dilemma but you really have to protect yourselves from this character. I would give your daughter some notice that you intend to reply to his allegations as you consider them to be untrue and defamatory. Then you should prepare a detailed letter responding to the allegations, asking him to cease a desist from making such allegations and indicating that any repetition will result in certain consequences for him. Alternatively if your other daughter were prepared to answer that might be a little better especially given that the comments were made to her in the first instance. Either way it is a very difficult situation but you do in my opinion have to make a response in some way. You can ask your daughter who is his partner for her support in this with a view to him, her and you moving forward. If she doesn’t give you her support then whatever happens with contact to your grandson is going to happen anyway in my opinion and you may find that other steps, in th court, might be necessary. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
Just to clarify. This character is not the father of the child? And he doesn’t live with your daughter?
Did your other daughter respond to him in writing?
Well I don’t think you necessarily want to do that. I see you have requested a phone call. When would suit you?