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I am going to court to gain access to my daughter. I have

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I am going to court to gain access to my daughter. I have had a restraining order against me from my ex in the past which is now spent. But just recently she called the police as she found messages on my phone in which I had called her a few choice names. These messages were not to her but a conversation between myself and my mother. In these circumstances would it be worth me engaging a solicitor for the first court hearing or would I be O.K. to be a litigent in person just for the first hearing?

Hi, thank you for your question. I would recommend you try to engage a solicitor for the hearings as if you do not, any negotiations will have to be direct with her or her solicitors, which may not be ideal. A solicitor (or a barrister) can ensure that there is a buffer between you and that the whole process is followed through correctly.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
But isn't it illegal to get messages from other peoples phones without their consent and use them against you? The messages were not sent directly to her but were about her. Also won't the first court hearing be about the Caffcass officers making their reports?

The CAFCASS officer should have a letter in relation to recommendations for the first hearing.

In terms of getting the messages - how did this happen?