I have an issue I hope someone can give advice on because I don''t know what to do for the best for my son.
He''s moving up to secondary school next year so we are just about to start the rounds of school open evenings, I don''t get on with his dad so i''v offered to my son that his dad takes him, the answer was a definite no, he wants me to take him, I offered this a few weeks ago before it went to court.
Yesterday it went to court regarding access, and the judge has put an interim order in place that means he is only allowed access every two weeks until a section 7 report is done and I''m pretty confident that he doesn''t want him there so don''t know what to do for the best?
I assume your ex has parental responsibility? If so he has every right to be involved in school choice. If he attends open days he is not having contact but visiting a prospective school, your son will be in your care.
Its hard and I know exactly how you feel I have to put up with my ex turning up at all sorts of things in my contact time. Personally I think this can be very hard on the children if there is animosity between the parents. All you can really do is hold your head up and get on with the reason you are there in the first place.
Thanks for your reply it''s really put things into perspective for me, the difficulty has been asking friends and family, i know they are just looking after me, but ultimately I''v got to do what''s best for my son.
The ex does have parental responsibility so everything you''ve said applies and makes sense, as difficult and awkward as it may be.