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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Recently separated father, rights to see 8 month old son and

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Recently separated father, rights to see 8 month old son and concerns of company mother may have at the flat where son is when father not around.
Partner was under observation by Social workers due to previous difficulties in bringing up first child (not by this father, previous relationship), one of the guiding lights for them relaxing observation was presence of myself. That of course is now not longer the case.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HiThank you for your questionMy name is***** will do my best to help you but need some further information first.Are Social Services aware of the separation?What is the current pattern of sharing care
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure if social are aware, I haven't informed them and doubt she would have.
Partner currently is a stay at home mum, so looking after the infant weekly apart from agreement of myself to have him early Saturday morning till Sunday morning at the moment.
Work commitments keep me away in the afternoons/daytime when he would be awake.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Do you believe that the child is at risk with mum?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm satisfied the infant is safe with Mum, I'm worried about some of the company my partner will keep in my absence.
I know one of her friends is a casual drug user. I also know one of her ex boyfriends she has been talking too of late has also a history of drug use and even selling.
My ex partner as well will happily have a few drinks in my absence, she doesn't know her limit which is the only time I would worry about his safety the following morning when I drop my son off.
I've also noted that in the last few pictures she has sent me, the flat is spotless compared to her normal messy standard, I'm sure her friends have helped clean it in advance of a Social worker visit.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
OkWhat is it that you would like to know