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16 Oct 12 #361309 by jonran
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Went to the appeal hearing, the appeal was dismissed, stating that the matter was being dealt with, the ex did not attend the appeal hearing.
Also went to the contact hearing, again the ex did not attend. The ex through her solicitors sought an agreement to drop overnight contacts until she was fit to attend court. I felt it would be foolish to agree to this; (a)It would be dificult to argue for overnight contact if I''d agreed in the interim to stop them, (b) It would of given the ex the motavition to further delay resolving this issue by producing various medical excuses. So I did not agree to their suggestion.
Although the ex did not attend her solicitors contacted her by phone in an effort to deal with the case.
Again she objected to overnight contact and forwarded the point that they should be stopped.
The judge maintained that they had not produced any justification for a change in his previous order were he reinstated the normal week 1 and 2 contact and it should continue.
He suggested a contempt of court should be brought as the ex refused the previous overnight contact, she did this by leaving her house so pickup could not take place, we made the point that she was capable of doing this but not capable of attending court two days later.
To address the issues of welfare the ex has raised justifiying her actions, the court welfare officer will observe contact between myself and my daughter, this will be done on an additional visit to be arranged during the week, i have suggested collecting my daughter from school taking her home and returning her at 18.30 the normal return time. The ex has to agree to this and a date that suits the welfare officers diary.
Finally the judge set the 13th Nov as the next court date to review the above and has also directed the ex to attend, he made the point that he is sympathic to the fact the ex is pregnant and would accommodate her needs but she must attend.
All in it is progress and I am happy that progress is being made, but as always I now wait on what response the ex will make, and whether she will follow this court order.

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