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    • sorted78
    • By sorted78 2nd Dec 17, 4:10 PM
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    Custody of children through court
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 4:10 PM
    Custody of children through court 2nd Dec 17 at 4:10 PM
    My ex has now decided to stop me from seeing my kids, as i said i cant afford to have them twice this month due to xmas and his birthday coming up, she pretty much said obvouisly your not bothered about them. I am but i needed to get them birthday and xmas presents too. So not only has she stop me seeing them, cut me off from ringing them too. I been looking into a court order which seems a good option for me. My only concern says you need mediation first before consider it, 2 problems we dont really get on she lives other side of country. We had mediation before when social workers were involved,, it lasted about 2 weeks, then she went back to her old ways. is there anyway of skipping the mediation part?
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 4th Dec 17, 11:27 AM
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    If the mediator feels mediation is not possible, they can stamp the form to say so and go straight to court.


    - I don't think birthday and xmas presents are a good enough reason not to have them over though. It's not like you didn't know either was coming up.
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    • By DUTR 4th Dec 17, 5:48 PM
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    If the mediator feels mediation is not possible, they can stamp the form to say so and go straight to court.


    - I don't think birthday and xmas presents are a good enough reason not to have them over though. It's not like you didn't know either was coming up.
    Originally posted by Comms69
    Sounds like you are not a payer! If so you would know one cannot just magic the money.
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    • By pmduk 5th Dec 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 6:59 PM
    I found a very useful guide on Advice now recently fo parents' going through this and similar processes.
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    • By Comms69 7th Dec 17, 11:59 AM
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    Sounds like you are not a payer! If so you would know one cannot just magic the money.
    Originally posted by DUTR
    I am.


    Christmas and birthdays come round once a year. You don't need to 'magic' money up if you put aside a bit each month.
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