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Just lost my case

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24 Jul 12 #345013 by u6c00
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Cafcass report in today.

Cafcass recommend:
Ex be allowed to move.
Residence of my son stay with her.
Contact between me and my son remain supervised until I can provide a psychiatric report.
No contact between myself and step son.

Really one sided report but I guess I may as well give up now.

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24 Jul 12 #345038 by happyagain
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Wow, thats crap!! Why the psychiatric report?

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24 Jul 12 #345042 by u6c00
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Historic depression from a year ago when I found out that she was sleeping around. She accused me of being unfit to look after my son when I started court proceedings.

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24 Jul 12 #345045 by happyagain
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Have you contacted families need fathers?

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24 Jul 12 #345050 by JamesLondon
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U6c00. You are not alone.

CAFCASS did the same to me. I provided a GP''s letter and a psychiatric report saying that I was sane but CAFCASS still insisted on further supervised access and a psychiatric report of their choosing.

My wife had lost her job at the time and was looking to move overseas so the whole endless hoops to jump through to achieve nothing seemed a waste of effort.

I gave up. Told the Judge that he was a NONCE. I have now had no contact with my 6 yr old and 2 yr old in 18 months. No phonecalls, no visits and no written correspondence.

"Best interests of the children".

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24 Jul 12 #345054 by QPRanger
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Wow guys that sounds absolutely terrible...really feel for you.

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24 Jul 12 #345066 by u6c00
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I just spoke to a solicitor, who advised me that the Cafcass officer that did the report is new to Cafcass, is leaving in 3 weeks, is known for producing inadequate reports and glossing over major issues and is terrible at defending her reports in court. (She very tactfully told me that she''s bad at her job and there are reasons for her departure from Cafcass)

Since she''s due to be present at the next hearing, it seems I need to find the funds for a barrister, as I don''t feel that it would be a good idea for me to self-rep when I need to cross examine the Cafcass officer.

No idea where the money will come from, but I''m going to have to find it somewhere. I''ll be posting another message about barristers later.

Thanks for the suggestion happyagain, I''m not sure what they could really do though.

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