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The starting point is that your daughter would remain in your care.
Residence of your daughter would change in exceptional circumstances.
If father did apply to the court then on balance your partner would not be permitted to live in the same house as your daughter until there has been a risk assessment carried out on your partner. I am sure that whoever prepares the risk assessment, most likely CAFCASS, would speak to probation as regards ***** ***** rehabilitation. I would be looking for acceptance on his part and genuine remorse etc. The non acceptance of the conviction could be a concern.
Also they would be interested in your view of the offending. In short you cannot be seen as minimising your partners conviction or making excuses for it.
If the risk assessment goes well then you should not have any difficulties.
I would also just comment that the conviction is not everything. At present your relationship is untested and likewise your partners liberty and how he reacts is an unkown. So just be minded to these issues and how they will be addressed and at the very least recognised by you.
I do hope this helps.
Sorry I should have commented on that as in honesty on the basis all is good with us then it is academic.
However, for the sake of completeness I can assist with that though. I presume contact currently takes place?
The view of the court is violence is not an automatic bar on contact / custody unless of course the child is at risk as you inferred. What the court look for - along the lines as my previous advice for you - is an acceptance by father that his behaviour was inappropriate and he has taken steps to redress his behaviour. If he denies or belittles his actions then the courts consider this a failing.
As I say though in the first instance consideration to a change of residence would only be the case in exceptional circumstances and as a result of your failings - but I am sure that would happen.
One thing the court genuinely love nothing more is someone who turns their life around as your partner has certaintly done so.
I do hope all goes well.
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