Hi all, I have just received a letter from the court. I am applying for more contact and have a hearing arranged for 8th Feb. I don't know what I need to do, do I need to reply, the letter does not make sense. All i can see is the ex has said she apposes the order and has also ticked yes for to suggest the children have or are at risk of harm/domestic abuse etc.
I don't get it. She has spoken to cafcass recentlt and so have I and no concerns have been raised there, cafcass have raised no concerns either?? What is she playing at?
that is a pretty standard form: Tell the court about harm that you, a child or children have suffered or are at risk of suffering, or use this form to respond to any allegations made by the other person in their application.
if she hasn't written any allegations, then you don't have to respond.
you can just keep it for your records. no need to do anything then.
I am just getting really fed up with this all now. At no point has she raised any concerns with me directly or even when she spoke with cafcass either. It baffles me how she is now claiming I am abusing the children. It's like she only wants to say these things in court and not to anyone else? I am just hoping this does not delay anything and I hope the courts will tell her how unreasonable she is being.
I think this is only the start of an annoying experience for you. When I went through this, I was seeing the kids every saturday at my place. but my ex still ticked those boxes about opposing order, abuse etc on advice from her solicitor. If your ex has a solicitor, they may have ticked those boxes in order to secure legal aid, or just to make your life difficult.
@bill337 she has said on the form she does not have a solicitor at present. She has had two different firms during this whole process and I think she has sacked them off because she doesn't get her own way. She got legal aid with them too, so I imagine she will just find a new one