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James Mather
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Experience:  Senior Partner at Berkson Wallace
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hello my partner has three biological kids that live with their

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hello my partner has three biological kids that live with their mother. they are 6, 7, 9. she has full custody and he sees them everyother weekend. he wants to fight for full custody as we believe the kids are not being treated well. the 9 year old was sexually abused by her step brother and the case is going to court in December. he is concerned for their welfare i have informed social services. On the last occassion he say them they mentioned a man from America was coming to stay for three months. We dont know how much of is this is true, but he doesnt know where to start.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Is your partner named on the birth Certificates/
What action have Social Services taken about the abuse?
Does he have extra contact in the school holidays etc?
What are the specific concerns (other than the abuse)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes he is the legal father and appears on the birth certificate. Social services have taken no action. he has an order against him stopping him from having direct and indirect contact with the girl. The step brother lives with his dad now whilst he is awaiting his trial, and comes and stays at his mums when the kids are with their dads every other weekend. He has no contact during the school holidays, he gave his children a phone so he could ring them during the week? but that phone has been taken off them.

My concerns are, that today we saw a picture drawn by his daughter, posted on her step brothers facebook page, by his grandmother saying scott i miss you loads. She is an impressiable young girl.

my other concerns are about their welfare, they say they havent been to the dentist for over a year? They have had a problem with nits over the last 6 months, as they are not being treated.The mother has sole custody, at the moment. The children tell us that their bed sheets dont get changed? their covered in flea bites. we are very concerned on how they are being taken care of

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Has he asked for more contact - could he manage half the school holidays etc?
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 4 years ago.

Just a quick reminder, there is an information request here from the Expert. This means they need to know more details before they will be able to give you a full answer.

Thank you,