UK Family Law
UK Family Law Questions Answered by Verified Experts
My son is 3 years old, there is no contact order in place
he only wants to know him when he has nothing to do - hes seen him once this year.
Not interested in him when he does see him.
My son doesnt even know who he is!
I'm sorry but the payment ofmaintenance or not is not grounds to refuse contact and it is something thatyou should take up with the CSA.
It is unlikely that the court wouldrefuse contact purely because the father is unreliable.
Of course, if you simply do not allowit to take place, your ex is then faced with making a court application whichhe may not want to pay for however I cannot advise that course of action. Thereis no legal aid for him as it finished in April this year for matters such asthis.
As it is so infrequent does it reallymake that much difference and is it worth worrying about having a courtapplication and having the expense when it is unlikely that you would actuallyget the order in any event.
You could apply to court for a definedcontact order to specify when he sees your son but there is no guarantee thathe was keep to that schedule. A court will not order a reluctant parent to be awilling one
I'm sorry, I appreciate that this isnot the answer you wanted but there is no point in me misleading you.
Does that answer the question? Can Iassist any further?
I am happy to follow up any individualpoint you make
I am online and off-line each day andmost weekends so please bear with me if I do not come back to you withinnanoseconds.
Please don't forget to positively ratemy answer service (even if it was not what you want to hear). If you don't rateit positively, then the site keep your deposit and I get 0 for my time. It isimperative that you give my answer a positive rating. It doesn't give me "a paton the head", "good boy" (like ebay), it is my livelihood!If in ratings you feel that you expected more or it only helped a little,please ask. Thank you.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).