Please can someone advise
NRP living 80 miles away has requested contact with child after 5 years no contact which ended after NRP stopped coming. History of drug use in NRP. Threatening application to courts for Contact Order and have given 2 weeks to respond.
Child knows about NRP but not keen to have direct contact at the moment.
Thinking about offering indirect contact initially until NRP can demonstrate commitment to child then possibility of supervised contact on a trial basis only as long as child wants to see NRP.
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dundee, United Kingdom
Sorry to hear that.
Yes, you can offer him indirect contact first and then carry on with supervised contact gradually, since he has not seen your child for almost 5 years now and if you feel that he cannot take care of your child properly given his drug habit.
If he makes an application to the court he is eventually likely to have it reinstated but he is likely to get an order for supervised access in the beginning until he demonstrates his commitment towards the child. The ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child would be taken into account by the court depending on his age.
Hope this helps.
That is what we thought thanks. Please can you confirm if we can request regular drugs testing prior to direct contact, parenting classes and if supervised contact could take place at my child's family home. My child is 6, when would their wishes be taken into account?
Also is it ok to reply directly to the NRP's legal counsel without instructing a lawyer.
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