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Back to court 1 week 5 days ago #101535

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So we are coming up to almost a year since I was given PR and the CAO was put together, our child lives with me and as per the CAO the mother has supervised access once a fortnight(as per Cafcass). She has recently moved to a new area but not too far where access is restricted due to moving in with a new partner. I received a message from her yesterday advising that she was going to a solicitor and drawing up court papers regarding access to our child, she has not given me any indication as to what she is requesting etc but I can only imagine she wants to change the contact arrangements. Just wondered if anyone has any experience of this or potential things to look out for, to be honest without being unkind – since the CAO was put in place almost a year ago the contact with his mother hasn’t been consistent at all so I don’t know if that would effect any request she may make.
Appreciate any pointers etc.

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Back to court 1 week 5 days ago #101547

hi,

if you can see it from her shoes, you would not be happy seeing your child once a fortnight, supervised on permanent basis. i take it that it does not include any overnight stays with your ex? i'm assuming she wants more time/days with the child and wants supervision lifted, and thats what shes going back to court for.

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Back to court 1 week 4 days ago #101561

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Yeah its supervised as cafcass didn't want her to have unsupervised access following their findings etc, it was only set that it could be a couple of hours on specific day fortnightly at a certain location that the mother chose herself.
I'm assuming that this will have to go back through cafcass as part of process as if she is wanting a change in access they would have to go through their part.

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Back to court 1 week 1 day ago #101614

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Don't try to second guess her. You will have to wait and see what the C100 says when you are sent a copy, or you might have to wait until the first hearing to know what she is asking the court to do.

Whatever she's asking for, it won't get sorted at a first hearing and I imagine the court will want Childrens Services or Cafcass to provide them with some sort of report and recommendations.

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