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removal of access rights for children - advice pls

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07 Jun 07 #650 by A76
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Advice appreciated: my boyfriend and i are both divorcing our spouses. He has 2 children who live with his separated wife. They have informally agreed access rights at present through a solicitors letter which allows him to see them every 2nd weekend and in holidays. the soon to be ex wife has recently denied him access and has refused to confirm him seeing them at the weekend(s).
What should he do next about this? Does she have the right to prevent him from seeing them until formal access rights are granted? What can he do in the short term in order to change this?

many thanks, A.

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08 Jun 07 #668 by DownButNotOut
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If she insists on denying access then you need to apply to the court for access.

I think it costs just under 200 pounds to apply.

You could consider driving this process yourself to save solictor costs.

A body called CAFCASS get involved in making recommendations to the court - you may want to look at their website.

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08 Jun 07 #671 by A76
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thanks very much you are really helpful appreciate it.

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13 Jun 07 #756 by Princess Fiona
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Going through the courts could take sometime, and in my view it would be worth writing through sols along the lines that it's in the childs best interest to maintain a relationship with both parents. He should outline a proposal including dates, say he is seeking an amicable solution and respectfully ask for a reply within 7 days.

If a reply isn't forthcoming another letter can be sent suggesting mediation and warning he will apply for an order if there is no reply by return.

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13 Jun 07 #757 by A76
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yes that sounds like a really good idea, thank you. we'll do that.

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