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Just to confirm - is there a court order in place or just a mutual agreement?
Is Mia saying she wants no contact at all with her mum, or has she suggested what she feels might be workable?
Thank you. Firstly, as there is no court order in place, there is nothing legally preventing her from simply moving to her dad's anyway.
At 13, Mia knows her own mind and if she has decided she wants to have her main home with her dad, then there isn't really anything her mother can do about this.
It would only need to go to court if mother would not accept the change and refused access to Mia, for example. Otherwise, mother has to accept her daughter's wishes, as this is what the court will say.
In order to get to court, it is compulsory to at least try mediation, but if mum won't engage with mediation that just means that the initial assessment with dad will be the only session and then the mediator would sign off on the court application.
Is there anything in particular I can clarify for you?
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