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My ex-wife and primary carer for our two children seems to

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My ex-wife and primary carer for our two children seems to be refusing me access to them on our usual basis.
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Hi there,

Could you please confirm if there is any court orders in place regarding child arrangement /contact ?

And age of your kids?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
There is no court order and the boys are 9 and 13

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Hi there,

If you and your partner no longer together and then you need to make arrangements order regarding your children.

You and your ex-partner can avoid going to court hearings if you mutually agree on:

where the children will live

how much time they’ll spend with each parent

how each parent will financially support children

If you both are not agreeing on the child arrangement conditions, you can go for a mediation service to get help in preparing to make arrangements and reaching an agreement with your Ex- partner.

So, if you and your partner do not agree on where the children live, their custody & contact, and financial support you can take the help of a mediator, local citizen Advice Bureau.

If you are not able to reach an agreement mutually or with the help of a mediator, you can apply to the court to decide and make a child arrangement order.

However, You must show you’ve attended a meeting to see if mediation is right for you before applying to a court.

You can approach your local council /citizen advice bureau , most of them have family mediation services.

Else you can find a local mediator using the below weblink-

https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/find-local-mediator/

If the issue fails to resolve amicably or via mediation services, then you can apply for child arrangement orders.

You can approach your local council /citizen advice bureau , most of them have family mediation services.

For child arrangements orders please click the below web link-

https://www.gov.uk/looking-after-children-divorce/apply-for-court-order

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