The recommended contact of 1 and a half hours fortnightly is based on an inaccurate and biased report . The judge will go along with that as if we weren't to respond to it will think that the content of the report is true . In reality if the report was accurate more time would be awarded . What do we do ? Go along with the 1 and a half hours a fortnight to review in 6 months or respond to the report with the correct information , that can be proven . Thank you for all your advice
You can contest the report on its facts in court - at the hearing say you would like to contest it. you will be given the chance to cross examine the Cafcass examiner. Put your questions to them - courteously, and try to establish where they got their facts from. If you can show that those facts are not established, and that they in and of themselves contributed to the recommendation, you can say that you'd like these facts to be established via way of fact finding.
you can disagree with the report. can state that theres no safeguarding issues with child and father, so why such limited time to spend with the child. child needs more time to bond with father and build strong relationship.
you can challenge report. you could propose that they should atleast increase time by extra 1-2 hours. even if they stick with report, atleast time will increase when this is reviewed in 6 months time. hopefully child can stay overnight with dad from after age 2.
Thank you. The judge was really nice to be honest. The recommendations stated he attend anger management via a mens group and attend parenting classes. Andymansclub to be precise. She has asked him to attend these and on work being done has asked for the SW to re write the recommendations. She addressed the exes solicitor saying that would cover their concerns and if they wanted to take it further she can't see the outcome changing. But they are pushing for a contested hearing. The next hearing is a review of work done and statements from both parties.
He doesn't need anger management it's her who does but due to the lies in the sec 7 he has been asked to do it. The judge asked the SW what parenting class and she didn't know .neither could she say what area needed improvement. The judge asked who he needed to contact she didn't know that either but said for him to ring the local council . The judge asked for the number but again she said she didn't know it . The judge said under the circumstances were there any online courses but the SW didn't know of any . Does anyone know of any online stuff please.
it was pretty basic. they give a choice of a full day session, or over 2 days. I did the full day. lasted around 6 hours.
they made us watch videos, about effect of separation and how arguments/hostilities has bad effects on children. was a classroom of parents. they encouraged us to brainstorm and have group discussions. very useful for serious parents.