I'm sorry but the payment of
maintenance or not is not grounds to refuse contact and it is something that
you should take up with the CSA.
It is unlikely that the court would
refuse contact purely because the father is unreliable.
Of course, if you simply do not allow
it to take place, your ex is then faced with making a court application which
he may not want to pay for however I cannot advise that course of action. There
is no legal aid for him as it finished in April this year for matters such as
As it is so infrequent does it really
make that much difference and is it worth worrying about having a court
application and having the expense when it is unlikely that you would actually
get the order in any event.
You could apply to court for a defined
contact order to specify when he sees your son but there is no guarantee that
he was keep to that schedule. A court will not order a reluctant parent to be a
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