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26 Sep 12 #358098 by toonboy
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Hi to all just a question of when it ever ends? In October last year my son was placed in my care by social services due to physical abuse and neglect issues, he was placed on the child protection register and had restricted contact with his mother and no contact with the boyfriend. I applied for Residency and my ex agreed with this when we got to court for the first hearing she turned up with a solicitor and had changed her mind, the court ordered social services to file a section 7 report by the next hearing in june and again that contact be regular now for my ex but again no contact for the boyfriend my ex continued to take no notice depite the judges order and social services repeated calls my ex also continued to cancel the contact she had asked for at court and always at the last moment. Come the next hearing in June the barrister for my ex pushed for the order stopping the boyfriend seeing my son to be lifted to my astonishment the judge despite the previous abuse allowed it and increased the contact for my ex to every other weekend and an overnight during the week which my ex then had to cancel as she couldnt cope and it has now gone to one weekend per month. The section 7 report by social services was completely in my favour and requested a residence order be granted to me with contact for his mum, my sons school have also reported that he is now a different boy and is a pleasure to have. What im asking is ive now submitted a statement expressing my wishes and had my ex statement in reply where she has basically lied that ive not been around along with other claims which arent true, where do i actually stand on the next hearing? My ex has legal aid and has employed a barrister where as i was going to represent myself because the case seems so clear cut but i have nagging doubts so any advice would be appreciated cheers

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26 Sep 12 #358099 by Sjw19850141
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Hope you have a better time than me 3 and a half years of court visits and counting x

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27 Sep 12 #358170 by veryniaive
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toonboy wrote:

Hi to all just a question of when it ever ends? In October last year my son was placed in my care by social services due to physical abuse and neglect issues, he was placed on the child protection register and had restricted contact with his mother and no contact with the boyfriend. I applied for Residency and my ex agreed with this when we got to court for the first hearing she turned up with a solicitor and had changed her mind, the court ordered social services to file a section 7 report by the next hearing in june and again that contact be regular now for my ex but again no contact for the boyfriend my ex continued to take no notice depite the judges order and social services repeated calls my ex also continued to cancel the contact she had asked for at court and always at the last moment. Come the next hearing in June the barrister for my ex pushed for the order stopping the boyfriend seeing my son to be lifted to my astonishment the judge despite the previous abuse allowed it and increased the contact for my ex to every other weekend and an overnight during the week which my ex then had to cancel as she couldnt cope and it has now gone to one weekend per month. The section 7 report by social services was completely in my favour and requested a residence order be granted to me with contact for his mum, my sons school have also reported that he is now a different boy and is a pleasure to have. What im asking is ive now submitted a statement expressing my wishes and had my ex statement in reply where she has basically lied that ive not been around along with other claims which arent true, where do i actually stand on the next hearing? My ex has legal aid and has employed a barrister where as i was going to represent myself because the case seems so clear cut but i have nagging doubts so any advice would be appreciated cheers


Hello

Might sound daft question, but what is the next hearing for?

Jess x

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08 Oct 12 #359941 by toonboy
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I hope so to, good luck with yours i hope you get the results you want x

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08 Oct 12 #359942 by toonboy
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Hi Jess its a review hearing with my sons social worker to answer re the section 7 report which is recommending residence for me with contact for mum, ive now spoken to a Mckenzie friend whose made things a bit clearer for me which is helpful x

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