Between now and May. I have to file a statement to the Judge as to why I think I should start seeing my son without any supervision. I am just wondering if anyone on here could maybe help with some words that I could use to put a strong readable letter to his appraisal.
My contact moved from supervised to unsupervised for a number of reasons. see if they fit your case.
1) Supervised notes showed that I was fully able to look after the needs of my daughter and that all her other needs were fulfilled.
2) No accusations of violence towards my child
3) Barrister at the Directions agrued this way "Madam, if you took all the allegations levelled at my client and found them to be fact, my client would still get spported acccess and not supervised. Madam, you will note that all her allegations cannot be found as fact as my clients recent hair strand test shows him clear of all drugs. Madam there are also cases which have been brought to my attention where actual violence has been proven and the parent has still been granted supported access."
Other Arguments You could use but only use them if true
- shared looking after son since he was born
- shared in feeding, changing nappies, washing, cutting nails, burping, administering infacol, laundry, cooking baby food.
- took him out to feed the ducks
- it would be better to have a more normal environment with which to interact with my son
- costs of supervision are extortionate (£125 per 2 hours round my end). This would impact my finances.
Tip: The courts does not care about anything other than. You and your interaction with your son. Make all the arguments relevant to Child Act proceedings. eg
I want me and my son to have a close relationship and for him to not feel without a father figure. this will assist in ensuring that his emotional and developmental needs can be met. It is essential for both parents to ensure their children are raised in a caring and loving environment. I intend to ensure that I can fulfill my obligations towards my son and to ensure that he has a good role model present throughout his life with whom he can obtain guidance in all matters. I ask the court to not only consider my contact being unsupervised, but also consider increasing the frequency/time of contact. This will be beneficial for my son as he will be able to obtain a greater bonding with me, which will benefit his emotional and psychological needs.
My son and I have enjoyed our time together and wish to be able to expand upon what we have developed. I am sure the court will agree that there is definite benefit in expanding such fruitful and positive contact. It can only assist in improving the overall welfare of my son for whom I care very greatly.