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    Default How much access will the courts rule for infant

    I know each case is individual and it's hard to give an answer, but does anyone know how much visitation would usually be granted to the father of an infant 0-12 months?
    FOB and I have split, baby isn't even born yet but he seems to think he will get as much access as he likes, whenever he likes, from day one.
    he lives 1 hour away from me and his work hours are mon-fri but the hours are quite inconsistent and never knows what time he will be finished.
    i have discussed with him about short frequent visits at set times and days but apparently that's not good enough and that he'll see me in court 😣
    I will be breastfeeding and I need routine as I have 2 other young kids also.
    what is the likely outcome if it was to go to court and also rough time frame of it being sorted by the courts?
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    Didn't you post this exact same thing last week and get heap of replies about this?

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    Obviously didn't like the replies =\

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    Did you phone Legal Aid?

    ETA - we can only guess based on our individual outcomes, but a lawyer would be able to give you a more realistic response based on your exact situation.

    As I said in your last thread, my understanding that short, frequent visitations are usually recommended as best for small infants and often take place in the babies own home. It is unlikely you will get to court before the baby turns one.
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    The amount of visitation granted by the Courts will be decided by giving due consideration to what they believe to be in the best interests of your child. No-one can accurately predict how much time that will equate to as it can be affected by any number of things, none of which you will have any control over.

    The time it will all take to pass through Court is also anyone's guess. It will depend on which Court you are using, the backlog of cases before yours, and how the case proceeds after your first hearing has occurred. It could be that you are both ordered to attend mediation, which in and of itself can take some months. It would also not surprise me if the judge ordered you both to complete a Post Separation Parenting Course (and frankly, given the circumstances, it might not be a bad idea.)

    I'm sorry, I'd like to be able to say it will all be over quickly and with little bother but at the end of the day Child Welfare is a serious business and there is a lot at stake here - first and foremost your little one's needs.


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    is there a reason youre asking again?

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    I think a lot of the last answers were along the lines of short visits. They may have to be visits that are supervised and in their primary carers home.

    Please seek legal advice. Every circumstance is different.

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    OMG I thought I was posting on another site haha
    baby brain at its finest ������
    I do appreciate all your replies, so please don't just assume I'm being rude or ignoring your replies.
    Honest mistake jeeez

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMetal View Post
    OMG I thought I was posting on another site haha
    baby brain at its finest ������
    I do appreciate all your replies, so please don't just assume I'm being rude or ignoring your replies.
    Honest mistake jeeez
    Hugs stressful times make brain farts happen. Don't stress. We still loves ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMetal View Post
    OMG I thought I was posting on another site haha
    baby brain at its finest ������
    I do appreciate all your replies, so please don't just assume I'm being rude or ignoring your replies.
    Honest mistake jeeez
    I thought the last one may have gone haywire and you needed the info again! I hope it works out and pregnancy makes brains do weird things

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