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solicitor 2 months 2 weeks ago #97691

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Can anyone recommend a solicitor that is helpful to a father about seeing his two sons as I am being bullied from cafcass court and ruthless by my ex. Lancashire based and can be in the burnley court

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solicitor 2 months 2 weeks ago #97701

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Hi there

I don’t know of any recommendations for solicitor in your area, you could try having a look on the Legal500 website, although you will pay a premium for a top rated solicitor.

You could think about using a McKenzie Friend, they’re a lot cheaper and a good one can be a great support. If this might be of interest to you, drop me a PM and I’ll ask around for a good one in your area, can’t promise but I can ask around.

All the best

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solicitor 2 months 2 weeks ago #97707

There is also the option of using a Direct Access Barrister. This effectively cut's out the solicitor. You can decide how much help you want from the barrister. eg. help filling out forms, advice over the phone, representation at court, etc etc etc

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Hi there

Having checked back I can see you’ve been struggling with this for over 5 years, you must be exhausted.

Here’s a link to the Families Need Fathers website, where you’ll find a list of meetings nationally, hopefully there will be one close enough to you.

www.fnf.org.uk/help-and-support-2/local-branch-meetings

They may be able to recommend legal professionals in your area, or a good McKenzie friend. I’ll also keep asking.

Best of luck

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Having just checked there’s meetings in Manchester and Southport which may be close enough to you. It really helps to meet others in a similar position to yourself and they may be able to offer practical help.

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solicitor 2 months 2 weeks ago #97736

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Yes 5 years ago my ex made mine and my two daughters lives really hard while pursuing seeing my boys as she has always been jealous of how good fun I have with the kids and felt scared that the boys with me would like me more than her. Crazy I know but she told me this before we split. I give up seeing my boys through court the hardest decision of my life for the sake of me and my two daughters and when I couldn't bear it any longer I thought surely she would of grown up realised etc how silly it was and just move on to letting us both be parents. I have such a good relationship with my daughters mum I went to her and her partners wedding and they are coming to mine. I was hoping my ex would get to this stage and see life is too short and move on. She has let friends of ours know that she intends to fight me all the way and make everything as hard as possible even nowadays. Like I said when I went to court this time round whatever I say or do is the wrong thing and saying stuff like after the boys received letters from the father they wet the bed and was upset. I am soon to do telephone calls and I know she will say the same thing as its easy because nobody can prove that they didn't. I don't want to keep going to court as the victim or as a push over. Why don't the courts not see that she didn't want me to see the children the first time round and again she just doesn't want me to see them this time too, yet both times its me that's applied to see them!!
Sorry for venting and really appreciated the help I will have a look at the links you have sent and please please do let me know if you can find anyone that can help
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Thank you thank you thank you

I will check this now

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If you follow the link there’s a telephone number for a guy called Charles in Manchester, he’s the meeting organiser, give him a call and I’m pretty sure he should be able to offer some suggestions...

If the Southport meeting is nearer, there are contact numbers for Adrian and Kev too, again I’m sure they would be able to make suggestions.

I absolutely understand why you stopped seeing your children, but it always makes re establishing contact more difficult, with more hoops to jump through. Stick with it and try not to overthink or worry about what she might or might not be doing, concentrate on doing everything that is asked of you and hopefully it will get better, it’s a painfully slow process and you will need to stay strong.

Please do keep us posted.

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