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31 Jul 12 #346345 by delta123
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in my contact hearing recently the court ordered that my ex send me a recent picture of my two children and she has not done and l am not sure what is her worry or problem as we dont live together anymore it was ordered in june 2012 what do l do? how do l deal with this as our next hearing is not until oct 2012

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31 Jul 12 #346346 by delta123
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the court gave her 14 days to send these pictures by the way

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31 Jul 12 #346425 by khan72
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Write her a polite letter asking her for the photos. Send the letter recorded delivery. Send an email if you can.
(Subject to you not having a non-molestation order or having given undertakings etc)

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31 Jul 12 #346452 by delta123
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surely I am not a danger even to a fly the judge gave her 14 days to send the recent pics and nothing has happened we have four children together and I live with two and she has two she doesn''t want to see, speak or know anything about the 2 kids that live with me I can''t walk away from my children like she has no I can''t she has walked away from the other two kids that''s her choice

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31 Jul 12 #346479 by LosingBattle
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You can file a Petition either directly to the court or via your solicitor requesting a contempt of court charge against a specific individual for a specific matter. You must cite your reasons & show evidence as to how this court order has been violated.
If the court feels that this is the case they will impose a penalty on your Ex, be it a fine, a warning which goes on her criminal record or even jail time.
Some people may think that this is a bit extreme over a photo, however, if she blatantly ignores such a small matter what other things will she also ignore?
Furthermore, it really doesn''t matter what the court order is for, once it is issued an individual is legally oblidged to adhere to it.

She may think she''s above the law, but this may show that she is most certainly not! It may also make her think about her behaviour in the future on matters which she may think are ''trivial'' to her, but which are actually very important to you & the kids.

Hope that helps! Good Luck!

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31 Jul 12 #346482 by delta123
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Thank you very much

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31 Jul 12 #346487 by zonked
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Delta - I think a first step would be a polite letter to the ex, or solicitors if she''s represented, making reference to the court order and asking that she forward the photo''s to you - I''d suggest copying the court into your correspondence.

I don''t know if going to court over this is a good idea or not. Arguments on both sides. A lot depends on where you are in the court proceadings and what outcomes your hoping to reach.

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