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I am sorry to hear about the situation.
If there is no court order in place, you have equal rights as the father to see your son, therefore he can't legally stop you from seeing him. You do not need a court order to see him.
However, if the father is refusing contact, you will have to apply for a court order as your son is only 15.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Sorry for misreading your message.
Do you know where he resides? If you do, the mother cannot legally stop you from visiting. If you don't, you can ask for a court order for the mother to disclose his whereabout.
This is the form you will need if you need to get a court order.
You can do it yourself. It is very straightforward you should not need solicitors to do it for you.
One thing you do need to explain in your application is why you are making the application now that your child is over 18.
I am so sorry to hear about that. Hopefully you can resolve this matter without having to go to court. Local services should be able to help. You decide what's best for your child, if he is not aware of you at the moment, perhaps access the situation after your visits before deciding whether the reveal who you are. Hopefully the people at the supported living could give you some insights as well.
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