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  The new head of Family Law and Parental Alienation
Posted by: Hazy - 06-27-2018, 12:28 PM - Forum: Contact & Residence Issues, Problems with Child Arrangements - Replies (3)

It was the Familes Need Fathers conference last week and the new head of Family law made a speech which is a pdf document inside the article linked


https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/s...ence-2018/

Some good stuff but he still gives a lot of weight to anything Women’s Aid have to say.

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  Why marriage certificate to her solicitor?
Posted by: Devoted Dad - 06-27-2018, 11:50 AM - Forum: Contact & Residence Issues, Problems with Child Arrangements - Replies (4)

Wife says she has given our marriage certificate to her solicitor. Why would she do that?

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  CMS payments for temporary work
Posted by: Beachwalker - 06-27-2018, 11:27 AM - Forum: Child Maintenance, Finances etc - Replies (1)

My ex and I have a family based agreement that I pay support for our 2 kids according to CMS rules. I have been out of work for most of the last year but worked for 8 weeks. I do not receive any other income such as benefits as I have some savings. According to the child maintenance calculator I have to pay the flat rate of £7 per week. Do I pay this just for the weeks I was working or am I supposed to pay it for the whole tax year?

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  Can I get shared custody
Posted by: Riverside78 - 06-27-2018, 11:10 AM - Forum: Contact & Residence Issues, Problems with Child Arrangements - Replies (12)

Hi, this is my first post. My wife told me 4 weeks ago that she no longer wants to be together, she's a stay at home mum to our two girls aged 2 and 5. she has told me that she will allow me to have the girls every other weekend Friday night pick up to Sunday evening drop off. I want to have shared custody 50/50 if possible. I work full time but my mum is retired and has looked after the girls lots over the years. Will a court look favourable on me or will they support my wife's wishes? Any one on here with similar experience i would love to hear from you. Thanks

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  Ex has a new partner
Posted by: Pecked - 06-27-2018, 11:08 AM - Forum: New Partners, Relationships - Replies (1)

Hi, I'm currently going through a divorce but still paying the mortgage on the family home.  My ex and I both have new partners and he is staying in the family home occasionally.  Do I have any rights regarding this and does it affect anything within the divorce proceedings or mortgage payments?

Cheers in advance.

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  Do I need Cafcass again?!
Posted by: Charlie7000 - 06-26-2018, 10:23 PM - Forum: Contact & Residence Issues, Problems with Child Arrangements - Replies (5)

So directions hearing on Friday, First hearing/dispute resolution hearing in August.  Court papers say Cafcass will do safeguarding letter before August hearing.  Now I just had all this in November last year - with Cafcass.  Do they really do it all again when you've only just had it and they found no welfare issues?  Or would they say - not necessary? Ex will want them to talk to son because she will tell him what to say and he will do what she tells him so want to try and avoid him having to go through that.

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  CMS payment caps?
Posted by: kettleman - 06-26-2018, 06:13 PM - Forum: Child Maintenance, Finances etc - Replies (3)

Hoping for some help here - I have yet to ring the CMS  as I dont want to give them any information yet, but I am starting a new job soon and one of the first things I did after getting the place was check how much i'd pay in CMS payments..

With the CMS calculator it comes to £921 per month!

Now it goes beyond saying this is an incredibly large amount to pay for 1 child each month, I will be paying my ex more than she makes from her full time job.

Does the CMS cap payments at any level? Or is there anything I can do to try reduce this amount? Has there been any success stories in going to appeals with the CMS or court hearings? I would have thought CMS would agree with me on the fact this is far, far too much to pay in child support, but they do have a track record of not really caring..

any advice on what steps I can take? The mother will snap my arm off if she finds out she could get this much as it will make her a woman of leisure for the next 16 years!

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  Evenings without the kids
Posted by: dragonsdaddy - 06-26-2018, 05:11 PM - Forum: THE LOUNGE - Replies (2)

What does everyone do when your at home on your own I’m finding the loneliness to be an absolute killer . Recently started going on walks but that gives me too much time in my own headspace occasionally play the PS4 and have been reading a fair bit just curios to see what you dads do looking for a few ideas?
Could we not just do a separated dads stag do type thing haha ?

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  Stopping Maintenance payments
Posted by: swish1968 - 06-26-2018, 02:15 PM - Forum: Child Maintenance, Finances etc - Replies (1)

My Son is 18 years old, he has just left Further education, my understanding of the law is I can stop paying now. He's a semi pro musician and doesn't need the money. My (very soon to be ex) Wife has told me today that I must continue paying till September, is this just the CSM's approach or is it law? I have never made a payment via the CSM and I am currently unemployed .

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  Battling child contact whilst divorcing
Posted by: beehive84 - 06-26-2018, 12:34 PM - Forum: Contact & Residence Issues, Problems with Child Arrangements - Replies (7)

Hi all

At the moment I am mid divorce and simply can't afford solicitor fees for that and fighting for child access (even doing it on my own)  

Does it negativity impact your divorce if they deem you aren't seeing your child which is through no fault of my own?  After the divorce is final I'd then be in a better position to fight access.  

My ex emailed my solicitor recently, regarding my daughter stating she wanted to keep it out of court and was open to arranging access as she thought I was about to kick off the courts. Basically a crafty ploy to up my legal fees. I subsequently informed my ex directly by email that my solicitor is not representing me on my daughter and she needs to channel all contact on my daughter via myself. Since then I have heard nothing. I sent that email seven days and have sent a polite follow up today. 

Basically I'm trying to stack up evidence for later down the line to state I tried contacting my wife multiple times based on her own willingness and she never responded. 

Any advice, thoughts? Half the problem with the court route is as my daughter is not even 1 then the best I can hope for is a contact centre which is a lot of money to spend just to get when it's only going to be a temporary solution anyway. Obviously the other half is prioritising costings, the immediate priority is getting the divorce done.

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