My wife left 8 weeks ago taking my two children (2 and 5) and has not allowed me any contact at all with them. I dont know where they are and my son has been taken out of school. I have a court hearing very soon. Has anyone been through this that can offer any info on what happens. My main concen is that I have been warned that even though she will be put under pressure to give me some contact, if she refuses there is nothing the court can do at this stage to get me contact. It can then take 6 months for CAFCASS to write a report and get back to court. Sorry for long post.
The point about a directions hearing is for the judge to decide how to proceed. Depending on the circumstances he/she might think a CAFCASS report isn't warranted or order interim arrangements whilst the report is being compiled. If the judge doesn't order interim arrangements there is a possiblility the CAFCASS officer may propose something after meeting you and your ex.