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DadLad
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Hi all,

Cafcass - no contact in the interim recommendation (based on very petty false allegations)

Has anyone ever challenged this before and won?

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Topic starter Posted : 26/04/2022 9:17 am
DadLad
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I have a small result to share:

I have an urgent hearing for an interim contact order that has been accepted and is listed for next week 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : 12/05/2022 3:11 pm

Champagne
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Well done and good luck with the hearing

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Posted : 12/05/2022 9:53 pm
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I’ve got a very ignorant Judge who has outdated and old fashioned opinions. Men should work and women should look after the kids mentality.

Ex didn’t turn up and wasn’t excused.

The Judge didn’t even read my position statement. Wasn’t interested in anything I had to say and was huffing every time I spoke.

Im not looking forward to the FHDRA with this plonker! I’m faced with an uphill struggle trying to get anything out of this fossil!

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Topic starter Posted : 14/05/2022 11:26 am

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mrstrange
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@dadlad 

FHDRA are short and uneventful. If heard before a legal advisor without a lay magistrate, only child arrangements agreed between you and ex can be ordered - basically you will have to accept whatever she offers. However, if the application is head before a judge or legal adviser with lay magistrates, there will be powers to order child arrangements that are in the best interest of the child.

A section 7 welfare report will likely be ordered and takes up to 16-18 weeks for Cafcass to complete for the DRA.

Hang in there. This will drag on for a couple of more months but the drama will come to an end and you will be able to live happily ever after. 

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Posted : 18/05/2022 6:58 pm
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Posted by: @mrstrange

@dadlad 

FHDRA are short and uneventful. If heard before a legal advisor without a lay magistrate, only child arrangements agreed between you and ex can be ordered - basically you will have to accept whatever she offers. However, if the application is head before a judge or legal adviser with lay magistrates, there will be powers to order child arrangements that are in the best interest of the child.

A section 7 welfare report will likely be ordered and takes up to 16-18 weeks for Cafcass to complete for the DRA.

Hang in there. This will drag on for a couple of more months but the drama will come to an end and you will be able to live happily ever after. 

I have a Judge assigned to my case.

How will I know who is sitting at my first hearing?

Im pushing for interim contact, I’m not waiting 2 years to see our child.

I have already put forward a contact centre.

Section 7 and fact finding have been recommended on the cafcass report.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/05/2022 7:14 pm

how contact centres work

mrstrange
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@dadlad 

On the Direction/Hearing notice for FHDRA it will state whether a judge or legal adviser will hear your application. Bear in mind that most child arrangement applications are heard by legal Advisers sometimes with a lay magistrate and sometimes not. Judges tend to sit complex cases or final hearings.

 

If it's a judge for your FHDRA, I would propose a timetable for the contact with progression e.g from supervised to supported to unsupervised.

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Posted : 18/05/2022 7:48 pm
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Posted by: @mrstrange

@dadlad 

On the Direction/Hearing notice for FHDRA it will state whether a judge or legal adviser will hear your application. Bear in mind that most child arrangement applications are heard by legal Advisers sometimes with a lay magistrate and sometimes not. Judges tend to sit complex cases or final hearings.

 

If it's a judge for your FHDRA, I would propose a timetable for the contact with progression e.g from supervised to supported to unsupervised.

On the FHDRA notice it say’s a Judge.

Ex won’t allow any contact but has no justification as to why except to try control and punish me.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/05/2022 9:30 pm

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@dadlad 

Brilliant!

In the position statement, propose a time table similar to the following:

6 weeks of supervised contact

4 weeks of unsupervised contact 

4 weeks unsupervised contact with overnight stays once a week

 

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Posted : 18/05/2022 10:10 pm
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Posted by: @mrstrange

@dadlad 

Brilliant!

In the position statement, propose a time table similar to the following:

6 weeks of supervised contact

4 weeks of unsupervised contact 

4 weeks unsupervised contact with overnight stays once a week

 

There are Cafcass recommendations for a section 7 report and a fact finding hearing.

Section 7 reports currently have an 18 week turnaround.

I am going to push for interim contact, I am not having no contact without any valid reasons, it will be 2 years by then and I’ve already missed out on so much that a parent/ Father should be a part of.

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Topic starter Posted : 21/05/2022 5:16 am

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