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I am a single mother working full time, my former partner keeps

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I am a single mother working full time, my former partner keeps wanting to have my son every weekend, but i dont want this because i feel i dont have quality time with him. Can i insist that he has my son every other weekend?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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 your son and what is the current pattern of contact?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My son is 5 he has autism and he currently see's his dad every other weekend. During the holidays he did have him for three days during the course of the summer holidays.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
It is perfectly reasonable for you to want to have weekends with your son - and the court would certainly not expect you not to spend weekends with your son - which is why alternate weekends is a common pattern
If his father wants extra time then I suggest you offer him half of all of the school holidays (if your son could cope with that)
You can suggest that you discuss this using Family mediation (
You can also read more on this site
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details