So go to court. Let them sort it.
If she doesn't show to mediation I'm sure there is a way of finding her.
She can't keep a child away from their father for no reason.
You won't get full care, well highly unlikely.
Didn't your DH move to the States for some time
Mediation is not legally binding - it's for parties who want to sort things out without needing to go to court, which sounds like neither party is willing. They won't even look at you sideways if there are control issues.
Last edited by BH-KatiesMum; 20-12-2011 at 16:18. Reason: unnecessary
I really do not understand why there is such hostility in many of the replies to the original post
Regardless, Lovemyfam your partner's son does have a legal right to spend time with his father provided that it is in the childs best interests (this is the principle that the Family Court follows and is enshrined in the Family Law Act).
Child support and spending time with a child are separate issues but the Family Court will take the payment, or non payment, of child support into consideration when making parenting orders.
Your partner needs to see a lawyer so that he can get the ball rolling on this.
yes.. that is what happens after you come to an agreement.. they get it stamped by a judge.. thats the point in mediation. Otherwise why are you there....
That's what I'm saying - there won't be any agreement in this case. I'm highly doubtful that the mediators will even offer to help with a plan as they don't take cases with issues with control.
And, yes, the parties do have a *choice* to have it stamped but otherwise the entire point of mediation is to have an impartial third party to help sort out any issues so they don't have to go to court.
I have deleted a number of off topic and unnecessarily hostile posts from this thread.
Please keep to the topic, or don't post
Atlantic Puffin (20-12-2011)
While I don't know much about family law, I just want to say that it turns out ok for you.
Surely though, if she is receiving child support from your DH, the Child Support Agency would need to have an up to date address, so if she does move, there should be some way to track her down?
ETA: I didn't know this was in the Dads Chat section, I thought Lovemyfam was a woman?
Last edited by naebie; 20-12-2011 at 20:51.
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