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Why doesn't he just
carry on and get the order for contact regardless of what she agrees in the
A resident parent will not be able to avoid a non-resident parent seeing
the child and if the resident parent refuses point-blank, the matter will end
up in court. The resident parent would be better offering some contact. They
should both try to resolve matters using family mediation http://www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk/find-service.php
Although it is quicker and less
confrontational than court it isnt necessarily cheaper
fails then the non-resident parent being denied contact can then apply to the
court for a defined contact order which will formalise arrangements.
The necessary forms are available on the here
The only reason a
court will order supervised contact is if the child is at risk for some reason.
Contact supervised by the mother/with mother present doesn't get ordered.
If the court consider it necessary
supervised contact would be at a contact centre.
Once there is a
contact order in place, if she still starts messing about with contact, he can
apply to court to enforce the order and if she still refuses she can end up
with a criminal record and a community service order.
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