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We got a final order that said son to have contact with dad

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We got a final order that said son to have contact with dad once a month for a day 6-8 hours and rising to a day and an overnight in six months time. However the order says it is made on the basis should the child wish to return home after three hours that his father must return him to myself - mum. I find it confusing as it seems compulsory on the one hand and not on the other. My ex husband is annoyed with me that son is only staying for three to four hours at a time and then terminating contact. He says it won t look good for me if our son won t stay longer and overnight. My son has difficult relationship with dad and is v reluctant to go at all. I am making him available on the due dates which I always will but worried if he won t stay for longer the judge won t like it. My ( current ) husband says the order is giving the child the chance for contact and its his opportunity to have relationship with his dad that the the court is supporting - not the rights of the child s father. Is it a problem for me legally or perceptually if I can t get son to stay longer ? Thanks.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. and my apologies for the delay
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old is your son?
has he said why he prefers to come home?