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23 Apr 12 #325982 by lucygreen
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Hi All, I''m looking for someone that can help me on a current case my partner is going thorugh with his previous partner. My partner applied for a contact order as he has not seen his daughter since Christmas. The first hearing was ajourned, a court order was made. It included things like: Both parties to file and serve a statement of eveidence. Applicant agrees to undertake a hair strand drug test (this was requested by the Respondant, not court) Respondant untertakes to pay for the test.

We have filed the statement of evidence by the date stated on the order.

The Respondant has not served a copy of hers to us. This is a breach of the court order. Does anybody know what will happen?

Also they have been uncompliant when it comes to the drug test, she refused to write a letter that was needed so that the GP would sent a consenting letter to the company releasing the drug test. Does anybody know what will happen about this as it is to be completed and filed no later than the 27th of April. As no progress has been made relating to the test it will not be carried out.

Will the case been thrown out of court due to the order being breached?

Thank You for reading this post, I really hope someone can advise me as we are really struglling with this.

Lucy :S

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23 Apr 12 #325997 by Fiona
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I imagine the judge will infer that by not writing the required letter so that drug testing can be carried out the allegation isn''t that serious and the proceedings will continue.

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