How does a father get to see a child he hasn't seen for over 2 years?

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Found 8th Nov 2010
I know a guy who would like to spend time with his child.

The child's mother is refusing him any contact.

He hasn't seen the child for over 2 year's.

Where does he go from here?

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the courts

get a pet to keep him company instead

animalshelter.org/

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Jeremy kyle

A trail of Haribo.

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sassie

the courts



Defunkt furniture store? How will that help?

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why hasnt he seen the child in 2 years?

Solicitor, then court for a contact order..... but even then mother can still get away with not letting it happen... quite easily and then its back to court and so on and so on... untill he has a mighty high solicitors bill.

jamstaruk1972

why hasnt he seen the child in 2 years?



probs too busy smoking waccy baccy with the OP in the chicken coop

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jonb2412

Solicitor, then court for a contact order..... but even then mother can … Solicitor, then court for a contact order..... but even then mother can still get away with not letting it happen... quite easily and then its back to court and so on and so on... untill he has a mighty high solicitors bill.



If he doesn't work will he get any financial help?

Courts won't take kindly if he goes to them without a paper trail of his efforts. They are a last resort.


There are lots of variables, but he needs to make some proper efforts.

Does he have any contact with his child by letter, phone etc.
How old is the child?
What are the mothers reasons?
Does he have parental responsibilty?

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he doesnt need a solicitor to go for a contact order

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thesaint

Courts won't take kindly if he goes to them without a paper trail of his … Courts won't take kindly if he goes to them without a paper trail of his efforts. They are a last resort.There are lots of variables, but he needs to make some proper efforts.Does he have any contact with his child by letter, phone etc.How old is the child?What are the mothers reasons?Does he have parental responsibilty?



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DLM

If he doesn't work will he get any financial help?



Not sure... there is a cap on how much he would get... not sure how much. It cost me £1000 and she was awkward... kids now live with me though. Usually first consultation with solicitor is free... or some do it free.. that's his best bet to start off.

i feel sorry for dads in this situation, have you tried CAB

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jonb2412

Not sure... there is a cap on how much he would get... not sure how much. … Not sure... there is a cap on how much he would get... not sure how much. It cost me £1000 and she was awkward... kids now live with me though. Usually first consultation with solicitor is free... or some do it free.. that's his best bet to start off.



Thanks for your help.

Hope you and your children are very happy together.

Stand at the school with sweets....

Could he not get a job so he can afford to support his child and pay any solicitor fees?

Is there some kind of arbitration service?
CAB seems like a good place to go for some information and to make some plans of action.

If he's not working he'll get legal aid. Good luck to your friend.

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surely you dont get legal aid for marital disputes?

1. he needs to get a job

2. need to start paying for upkeep of child

without the above, I cant see how any court would award him visitation rights

Legal aid if unemployed. But can also get some legal aid help, depending on income level. Has to be individually assessed.

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is this your new fella or just someone from your "social" network?

casparwhite

is this your new fella or just someone from your "social" network?

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i meant as in the social.....DHSS......or whatever its called now

casparwhite

i meant as in the social.....DHSS......or whatever its called now

aint got a pic for that one

csiman

surely you dont get legal aid for marital disputes?1. he needs to get a … surely you dont get legal aid for marital disputes?1. he needs to get a job2. need to start paying for upkeep of childwithout the above, I cant see how any court would award him visitation rights



You have no idea. Neither are a requirement.

csiman

surely you dont get legal aid for marital disputes?1. he needs to get a … surely you dont get legal aid for marital disputes?1. he needs to get a job2. need to start paying for upkeep of childwithout the above, I cant see how any court would award him visitation rights



^^^ Complete and utter crap advice. ^^^

The OP's friend needs to speak to a local solicitor and get some legal advice on where he stands, No one can really add any input to this as all the facts are not known.

Good Luck
Edited by: "RickT" 9th Nov 2010

just beware if he is working solicitors are expensive we went to one over my partners kids and he charged £300 per hour we had to use him for the first few times in court but in the end we went without a solicitor but it was a different situation from your mates it was there mother fighting to see them.
cant he just take her to the family courts pay the court costs and go independently(without solicitor.)that is if he is working obviously if he isnt it will be covered by legal aid also if he has home insurance sometimes theres a cover on it for family disputes.

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shauneco

If he's not working he'll get legal aid. Good luck to your friend.



Thanks

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greyparrot

just beware if he is working solicitors are expensive we went to one over … just beware if he is working solicitors are expensive we went to one over my partners kids and he charged £300 per hour we had to use him for the first few times in court but in the end we went without a solicitor but it was a different situation from your mates it was there mother fighting to see them.cant he just take her to the family courts pay the court costs and go independently(without solicitor.)that is if he is working obviously if he isnt it will be covered by legal aid also if he has home insurance sometimes theres a cover on it for family disputes.



I'll probably speak to him later about it, thanks x x
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