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Prohibitive Steps Order 11 months 22 hours ago #97920

Hello. I am in a situation where despite a good childcare agreement being in place the mother of my children is now denying access stating that it can only be resolved if a PSO is in place. I understand a PSO is where one parent intends to leave the area or is under suspicion of taking the children abroad long term, but I haven't said that I am doing that and have no intention of doing that. She hasn't stated what the PSO would prevent me from doing so I'm only guessing it's the taking out of the area idea. My question is this: can a PSO be used to allow one parent to be in the position of needing to grant permission for anything at all, not just the leaving the area scenario? One thing I am thinking is that she would like me to have to ask permission for anything at all.
Also who would need to apply for it? The person who wants to be the permission grantor? Or the Dad at the end of it?
Thanks for any information and clarification on the PSO.

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Prohibitive Steps Order 11 months 21 hours ago #97922

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Hi there

Your forum etiquette is fine... we’re a friendly bunch here.

Here’s some info about PSOs they can be used for other purposes too, but the link I’ve provided will explain this


If your ex has stopped contact I wouldn’t leave it too long before taking some sort of action to get contact reinstated.

Your first step would be to attempt mediation and if that failed, the mediator would sign the form to enable you to make an application to court.

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DadTalk Moderator... I'm not legally trained and my responses are my own views based on my experiences of the family court. I have plenty of common sense and can offer you emotional support and guide you to answers.

Prohibitive Steps Order 11 months 20 hours ago #97926

Thank you very much for the advice and link. The page describes it very clearly so that is helpful. So I now have a better idea what my ex is intending as she is not clear in communications.
Thanks again.

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