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Establish Contact with my Children 4 months 4 days ago #96772

Me and my wife not on talking terms and I want to establish contact with my kids. I live outside UK my both children are under 3 years old. I want to play an active role in children life.

Please advice how can I get in touch with my children

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Establish Contact with my Children 4 months 4 days ago #96773

Hi There,

Without a court order all you can do is talk with your ex, if you can do this independently then great, if not you would need to go through mediation, being outside of the UK will make this difficult.

If you are able to use mediation and you can't meet an agreement then you can apply to the courts.

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Establish Contact with my Children 4 months 4 days ago #96780

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As you’re outside the UK you could try contacting Reunite, they are experienced in advising on situations like yours where there is a cross border issue. Here’s a link to their website where you’ll find details of how to make contact with them. Don’t be put off by the fact that they deal with child abduction, they can advise on cross border issues too.

www.reunite.org

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Establish Contact with my Children 4 months 3 days ago #96797

Many thanks for your reply.

How can I get Court Orders? Do I have to go through Mediation first? My understanding is I have to go through a Mediation Services (Which is over £100). After then I can contact court.

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Establish Contact with my Children 4 months 3 days ago #96798

Mojo wrote: As you’re outside the UK you could try contacting Reunite, they are experienced in advising on situations like yours where there is a cross border issue. Here’s a link to their website where you’ll find details of how to make contact with them. Don’t be put off by the fact that they deal with child abduction, they can advise on cross border issues too.

www.reunite.org


Many Thanks for your help. I will definitely give it a go.

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If you’re able to travel back and forth to the UK then mediation may be an option for you. In that case it would a good idea to contact mediation services near to where your children live and see what can be achieved.

If mediation fails, an application to court would be the next step.

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Establish Contact with my Children 4 months 3 days ago #96804

Doesn't court wants applicant to go through mediation service first?

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If you were resident in this country, yes they do, but as you live abroad you may be able to circumvent that rule.
That’s why I suggested that you speak to a mediation service provider near to where your children live, they can tell you more about your situation.
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