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How much time is she spending with her father each day and is this supervised at all?
And is there any reason (based on safety or other grounds) that he is not having overnight contact at the stage?
OK - and is he aware of how this will limit his ability to be able to have overnight contact at this stage? Or is he pushing for this?
There are good grounds for his contact to remain during the day and not to progress to overnights at this stage.
Obviously in the future, he may not be dependent on this medication and he may be able to offer appropriate care for overnights - but as things stand it's the medication that prevents it (not the lack of experience though).
Can I clarify anything?
Whether it is too much access or not has to be dictated by what is in the child's best interests. 4-5 hours a day is quite a lot, and may reduce obviously when she starts nursery, but if this is working currently and everyone is happy with the arrangement, then there's no reason to change it. If you daughter feels that 4-5 hours a day is too much and she is only agreeing to this because of fears he may not be calm if he doesn't get what he wants, then that's a different issue obviously and one that would have to be resolved by the courts.
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