UK Family Law
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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
Although it is quicker and less confrontational than court it isnt necessarily cheaper
If this 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 http://www.thecustodyminefield.com/ .
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.
Contact orders containa notice that if she doest allow ordered contact she can be arresyed and givena community service order.
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