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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 daughter and her partner have split up, he regularly sees

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my daughter and her partner have split up, he regularly sees my grandaughter, but now my daughter is planning to move a bit further away and he says he'll stop her from changing my granddaughters school
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old is the child and exactly what contact does the father have?
Why does your daughter wish to move?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Holly is 6, her father sees her at least every weekend.

My daughter is going to University and doesn't drive so needs to move to be closer

When and where does he see her at the weekend
How far is your daughter wanting to move?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He has her for the weekend at his home, she also soends a lot of time with his mother at her home. My daughter is moving about 10 miles away

Would there be any need for the current contact pattern to change?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Not that I'm aware, although niether of them drive which may cause problems

Is the new school as good as the old school?
How will you daughter facilitate contact (since she is moving she will be expected to make the journey possible)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

As far as I'm aware the school is as good, my daughter is going to take my grandaughter to her father (as she always has)

Your daughter should try and discuss matters with her ex using Family mediation ( to explain the actual plans that she has
It will then be up to her ex if he choses to make an application to the court or not.
If he does the reasons for the move; the fact that the school is just as good and that there will be no disruption in Contact means that her ex is unlikely to succeed
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