any advice? my partner is in the middle of a divorce. up until august he had regular weekend overnight visits with his daughter. the contact stopped when he refused to go on holiday with his ex in august as he thought it inappropiate [they dont get on].he has a text from her stating that if he wanted to see his daughter he should have gone on the holiday.after repeated text and solicitors letters she has constantly refused contact. the last letter stated he could only see his daughter at a contact centre?? he refused as he has done nothing wrong and she has given no reason for this. what can he do? he is very distressed.
He can apply to the courts for a contact order i believe the fee for this is £175 , a C1 form needs to be filled out, courts act pretty fast with matters concerning children.Also may i asked who said contact at a contact centre ?
Is very strange as i always thought and i might be wrong but a contact centre could only be considered after the matter had been bought to court and the judge has requested a CAFCASS report, not that having CAFCASS involved always means a contact centre.
well my partners solicitor didnt question it, but said it was inappropiate. The marriage broke down because of an affair [wrong i know] but outof pride she told people it was because he was a bad dad. Maybe she believes her own lie. she has no evidence but i am concerned contact could be removed just on her say so without evidence
Sound ike the x is a little bitter at not being able to play happy families.
You said solictors were involved. Was contact origionally agreed through them?
I think the x would have to prove that he had suddenly become unfit to care for child alone to be able to insist on contact centre.
well after the holiday incident her solicitor sent a letter saying the ex was not sure what my partner was doing with his daughter on visits??? which is ridiculous as she was fine with her staying over for months before that. oh well screw her!!