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Shared Residency - 2nd Hearing

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18 May 09 #117386 by ClimbMountains
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I'm not saying its hopeless and I don't know the details of the case. It also depends on how you both come across to the court and cafcass. Its impossible to say what affect you trying to get more contact for 10 months could have. It could be that ex has been opposed to contact and court needs to increase contact to overcome her reluctance to allow it or it could be that you are continually battling to change arrangements that actually work well and are trying to manipulate the kids to support a view that you haven't given up on for 10 months or it could be seen as something else. It all depends on the details of the case and how you all come across and how you present the issues. I hope that helps :)

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18 May 09 #117410 by Fiona
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Shared residence is indicated when the reality of the situation is the child perceives they have two homes and lives in each home for at least a third of the time. Both homes and school need to be in close proximity and there should be a history of shared care. Sometimes a judge will grant a SRO to equalise the power between parents.

There is no fixed contact arrangement that suits all families but in many cases sharing the quality time at weekends and during the school holidays works well. Contact up over alternate weekends, collecting children from school on a Thursday/Friday and dropping them off at school on a Monday tends to give a more settled routine as there are less handovers.

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