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06 Apr 10 #196441 by mikergj
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Hi all,
My previous thread was on child contact and residence.
I was in court for what i thought would be the final hearing, how ever I was pleased with the out come.
After all the mothers allegations I am pleased to say that contact is no longer supervised and I see my daughter every Saturday for six hours. I can take her where and do what I want , which is going to be great for our relationship.
I still don't think that this is long enough and hope this does exstend at the next hearing.
Basically on my court order it says that Cafcass are to prepare a report as to how contact is to be further developed and the quantum of contact which daughter should enjoy with the applicant father, such report to be served by 23rd June.
I want things like holidays and Christmas sorted and whole weekends spent with my daughter. Had a night mare last Christmas.
Does any one out there have any experience of such reports and what the likely out come is likely to be.Back in court on the 30 June.

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06 Apr 10 #196471 by zonked
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Congratualtions! Splendid news.

You seem to be on the right track with things and I see no reason why you won't eventually get the contact order your looking for.

I think maybe if you ask for too much too early you might just stiffen the ex's opposition. Might be better to keep progressing contact in stages and go from on review hearing to another pushing the boundaries each time.

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07 Apr 10 #196565 by tom333
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Hi Mike,
Great news Mate,
As you know many people don't have weekly contact with their kids so count yourself very lucky indeed in that respect.

I had to travel 600mls round journey for two hours contact every second weekend.
I now have shared residence and half of all holidays and am currently enjoying 8days holidays with my daughter, she's got me run off my feet with funfair, swimming, farm visit, etc:.

I reckon that as soon as CAFCASS get the section 7 report done and you get back in front of the judge everything will pan out ok and you too will be enjoying extended holidays and staying contact.
Not long now mate and your nightmare should be over, hopefully for good.
Best wishes,


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07 Apr 10 #196703 by mikergj
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Thank you for your reply's zonked & Tom,

Sadly I am greatfull in a way that x does not have to much about her and the people that matter have seen through her Lies regards allegations. Her statement did contradict its self at times.
Its a hurtful process to go through and very sad.
It is my little ones birthday tomorrow, she will be two. I asked x if I could see her for two hours after work on her birthday.
She turned that into a argument and put the phone down on me. Her way of saying no. I suppose her and her family have made plans for that day and it never entered their tiny minds that OUR daughter may of liked to of seen her Dad on her Birthday.
I did not expect any thing more from them as the same happened at Christmas.
At least I know that between now and next hearing she can not stop Saturday contact.
I will fight on for my daughters rights and hopefully the good and the truth will shine through


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