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30 Oct 07 #5512 by 330630
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my husband has told me he wants a seperation, I have 2 children aged 15 and 9. can he seperate my children from me ?

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30 Oct 07 #5520 by Sera
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Hi welcome,

There's lots of related issues in the 'Child support/Contact' thread on this forum.

Usually children past a certain age (I think it's ten???) have a say in their parenting.

Your husband cannot seperate you from your kids. They will probably stay with whichever parent is the main carer. That does not deny the rights of the other parent.

Do the kids a favour. Be civil! Don't diss each other to them, don't deny the others' importance as a parent.

Welcoem to the wonderful world of Co-Parenting. / Shared residence, whatever it's now called!? My son's now 18, so I'm a bit out of touch. Lots of posts in the other thread to follow.
Good luck

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31 Oct 07 #5547 by gone1
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Hiya. A agree with Sera. And he cant seperate you from your children. No one can do that and if they try its bound to fail. As Sera says at this age its upto them and dont try and engage them.

Only thing I can add is that divorcing people use kids as battering rams. Not a good idea to do this. Keep them out of it and dont rubish the other half in front and all will go as it will. Chris.

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31 Oct 07 #5572 by tiesys
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the fact is that people will do anything they want.

My wife took my two daughters (then 8, 9), a year ago and left our son (13) with me totaly against my wishes; I begged her not to split my children up and she walked all over me.

I religously kept in contact with the girls (phoned them three times a day and saw them whenever she would let me) -whilst she distanced herself from our son.

When I found out about her affair (in July), she stopped all contact between me and the girls and tried to get a non mol order (she failed but we took out cross undertakings).

I still encourage my lad to phone/ go see her but she will not let me speak to the girls or let them speak to me.

I am now having to involve the courts to try and get access.

I guess that eventually she will have to let me see them but the point I am making is that people can split your kids up and they can stop you seeing them - even though it may be a short lived thing.

They probably do it as part of their "coming to terms with their own guilt" phase.

Hope that helps

Mike

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