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I live in Scotland. My childs father has assumed the majority of care for our 3 year old against my wishes and has snatched her from me in past as possession is 9/10 of law it appears. If I take steps to end relationship he declines to answer my questions re access. currently he allows me thur night, Friday then I have to take her back where I stay there with my eldest daughter too for weekend.If I ask to see her for 2 days instead of two he says Im creating instability. I have to stay in relationship to continue to see my daughter from thur nite to sun night. I have to ask his permission. He decided to put her into 4 days nursery after me being main carer all her life and full time mum for 9 months previous. This arrangement has been going on for 6 mths as I had to move out as I couldn't cope mentally with the relationship. He didn't allow me to take her with me. Where do I stand? Many thanks for any help as desperately unhappy.He has parental responsibility. im also paying debt accrued whilst he changed jobs so will struggle to pay legal fees should I need to go to court. I would keep and not take her back but I feel this is wrong for child although he doesn't though I am losing out. He refuses mediation as he doesn't seem to want a third party involved.