Hi I am the father of my nearly 7 year old Grandson, Ok I am his grandma but it is me who puts a roof over his head pays the majority of his bills. For 7 years his father lived with us and everytime he as asked to do anything for the child he dumped him back on me.I feel that since the genetic father has since left us isnt even paying his way properly will not do mediation etc... I should be seeking two thirds of his access time as I am providing two thirds of everything and for nearly 7 years I have played the cricket and football taken him places and nurtured him. It appears to us on reflection that he damaged us all but realising my daughter has far too much empathy with him and then investigating further it appears he is a narcassist an extreme one.There is another hearing on Monday morning on this case. I wish to attend. Do I have to fill any papers or can I just turn up and ask to be heard? What is the process please?
Province/Country relating to question : Surrey
Nothing but now we know for a fact its abuse we have all suffered. I want to ensure the child is as safe as possible.
Is this a custody hearing?
Please give me as much detail as possible.
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HiNo I am afraid that you cannot just turn up and however strongly you feel about your role in the child's life you have no right to be heard in the proceedings.If your daughter feels that there is useful evidence that you can give then at the appropriate time she can ask you to give a statement - and of course you are entitled to accompany her to the court and support her in the waiting areaClaire
My daughter agrees my input is more than this mans.He still hasnt put a roof over the childs head.His only concern is himself.So is there a form by which I can seek to be attached to this case? If so what form? I can write a statement but I am sure the Judge would wish to ask me questions as I am an integral part of this family. I should have the father's rights as for 7 years at the father's insistance I have had to be the father.There is not much point in me going if I am just sitting in the waiting area.
HiWhose application is it and what for?Claire
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