Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. You are entitled to parental rights of contact to your son assuming you are on the birth certificate or were married to the mother. Even if otherwise to can ask the court for a declarator of paternity. Thereafter it is not for your ex to dictate to you when you can and can't have contact. Contact has to be worked out between the parents in a sensible way and in keeping with the best interests of the child. In the event that ou can't agree between the two of you and she refuses to go to mediation you will have to see a solicitor and apply to the court for a contact order which she will then have to obey. Every other week is unacceptable. At the very least you should be looking for every other weekend and other times during the week and holidays, all depending of course on the age of your child. Happy to discuss further.