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TOPIC: Contested Court Order

Contested Court Order 3 years 11 months ago #69099

Hey,

Late today we received a statement from the children's guardian, suggesting for contact to be reintroduced. We are back in court tomorrow. Cafcass have proposed that they would be present at the first meeting, then its proposed that contact will gradually increase as weeks go on, without being supported/supervised.

The mother has made various false allegations throughout the case, and this is expected again, however, we feel that she may contest this arrangement as she is requesting supported visitation from what we can gather from her statement (although do not believe that she will ever actually support contact).

Our question is, if the mother contest the decision of the court (if the court support the plan that has been created by cafcass) how would the court progress... ie.. will they still make the court order for the contact plan and ask her to contest, and then arrange a contested hearing, or will they pass it straight on to a contested hearing with potentially no contact in between??

sorry for the babble!!

Bit confused just now!

We would be grateful for any information, we know all cases and decisions may differ, but would appreciate it if we could get a little bit of information if there does happen to be any generalised ways of practice in relation to this... we are accepting that we may have to continue 'being patient and calm' and waiting even though its getting on for almost a year since contact stopped :-(


Thankyou :-)

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Contested Court Order 3 years 11 months ago #69101

Either way contact is on the cards and you've got the backing of CAFCASS whilst the guardian is promoting contact and the Mum is saying supported contact although you can never second guess what will happen in Court the Judges tend to go for a progression of contact like has been suggested you could also call her bluff and say you will be happy to attend a supported contact centre for a few weeks leading onto what has been outlined for contact.

That's shocking nearly a year since contact was stopped I know first hand it's almost unbearable to live with, an interim order could be put in place either way even if she contests it. Hope all goes well tomorrow :)

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I'm no way trained in Family court matters so don't take my ramblings as gospel but I've been through the Court mill and learned so much along the way I just like passing my experience on to other Dads who face this absolute nightmare from hell, you might not be able to beat the system but don't let it beat you :)
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