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17 Jul 12 #343639 by Chained
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We are drafting a letter as we speak.

Partner is away on business and we are using Skype.

I am in a state of panic.

Thank you for your support.

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17 Jul 12 #343640 by Reddit
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Where are they supposed to be moving to?
Is she a foreign / dual national?
Are the kids foreign / dual nationals?

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17 Jul 12 #343641 by Chained
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In the EU.

No and No all UK citizens.

I cannot give out more info in public as I am scared she might be watching the forum. I might be paranoid but...

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17 Jul 12 #343652 by halfadad
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In my experience, yes she can get the LTR heard at the same time at the contact application, although shes highly highly unlikely to get it resolved in a 10/15 minute Directions hearing. What most likely will happen is directions will not only be given about how to proceed and investigate contact but also the LTR. Its quite frequently takes 6 - 12 months to resolve!

However if she is moving on the 26th July surely shes already gone before the directions hearing? Is she prepared to travel back for the hearings?

The complication I see in this case is that you and your partner are also moving out of the juristiction arent you? So is it that you are contesting the LTR because you want her to remain here or you are happy for her to relocate subject to contact being agreed?

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17 Jul 12 #343693 by Chained
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She hasn''t applied for anything as we found out late last night.

She is going to apply...

We are contesting in the grounds of contact which she cannot commit to. The overnight stays have stopped alltogether since April this year. Grandparents do not see the children either.

My opinion is that she is lying her way out of it until she and the children have spend three months in the other country.

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17 Jul 12 #343708 by hattiedaw
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So...you''re allowed to move out of the country but she has to stay put?
Although I''m not a legal expert at all I would imagine this would raise an eyebrow with the judge!
Double standards?

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17 Jul 12 #343721 by Chained
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I understand your point but it is not as simple as we do not take the children with us, refusing the other parent contact with them.

Besides, the main point is that there is no contact agreement as she refuses all contact proposals and does not come up with any of her own.

The situation would not have been so dire if she had agreed mediation or to a contact plan. She doesn''t.

Does it matter where their father will be living? What matters is that the children continue to have contact with him, either in the UK or Alaska.

We never said we cannot financially facilitate contact. All we say is that we want contact on a regular basis and nothing more than shared holidays, as it has been until now.

But as she pointed out to my partner, he has become an inconvenience to her future plans now. This is the standard.

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