UK Family Law
UK Family Law Questions Answered by Verified Experts
Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
How old is your son and why is he at risk if his father contact shim?
Has he ever hit he child?
What contact have you offered?
Have you offered contact at a contact centre?
How far has your divorce reached and have you applied for a Child Arrangement Order stating that the child lives with you?
Is there any chance that he will try and remove the child from your care?
If there is a chance then you need to apply to the Court for a Child Arrangement Order stating that the child lives with you and setting out that ocntact takes place in a local contact centre - this will ensure that your child is protected in the future
This is done using a form C100 and paying the fee of £215.
Please ask if you need further details
You will be better reporting his harassment to the police and asking them to give him an harassment warning
Any messages sent when you have asked him not to contact you is harassment.
How do you wish him to ocntact you regarding the child?
A separate phone; emails or via a solicitor?
So email him and tell him that in future you will not respond to any texts and that Contact arrangements must be set up via solicitors.
Tell him that any future direct contact is unwelcome.
Then keep a record of his contacts and once he has done it three times contact the police and ask for an harassment warning to be givem
Who has made the Children Act application - how far has it reached?
When is the next hearing on the children matter?
Have you been to court on it yet?
Have you seen any paperwork?
Have you spoken to the CAFCASS officer?
Have you got a copy of the children matter paperwork?
Keep a copy of this
What do you think you have done with the court paperwork?
Well that is a good report from your point of view.
Have you phoned the court to ask what is happening?
You need to prepare a C2
To ask for the Residence Order and send it to the court
My apologies that should have read "for a Child Arrangement Order stating that the child lives with you'!
No because there are existing proceedings
Yes you can do that
No you don't need any of that - just the C2
You are fearful that the other parent will try and remove the child from your care
Send the C2 plus two copies