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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My little one is 2 years old and never slept anyway from me

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My little one is 2 years old and never slept anyway from me and also co sleeps with me.. I received a solicitors letter from my ex wanting 2 nights overnight stays a week? I've explained that she can't just get thrown into the deepend and would have to take it slowly... So I've said every other week for 1 night then when she is comfortable with this then it can increase to 1 night every week... But he just throws in my face that if it went to court then they would give 2 nights a week? Would this happen I'm so scared please could anyone explain
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you
Please do not worry - the Curt would in fact agree with you that this needs to start slowly and build up a t the child's rate!
It is about what is best for the child - not the parents!
I do have to warn you however that the fact that she will struggle at first is not a reason for giving up!
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for answering the question it makes me feel abit better about this... When I spoke to my ex he said he wants a decision when more overnights would happen... But the thing is he wants every Thursday till Saturday 2pm.. I work every Friday and Saturday only so when she starts school I'll only be spending a full day Sunday with her.. Am I being fair by saying he can have every Friday 8.30 till Saturday 2pm or will he get what he wants if he took me to court?

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Do you mean 8.30am?
If so why not from Thursday night?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes 8.30 am on the Friday till Sat 2pm every week when she is used to staying away from me... But he also wants her a Thursday night too... When she is at the school age can she make her own decisions about Thursday night's or any other nights? I jus feel like my ex is pushing for what he wants and not what his daughter wants

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Once overnight contact is established (well established) then it is not unreasonable for him to ask for the Thursday night as well I am afraid