Reply To: Advice on a C100 Application for contact.
I think that you need to be prepared for the likelihood that courts tend to view that parental contact is in the child’s best interests. And even though witnessing dv etc will be taken into account it really doesn’t frequently lead to no contact being ordered.
You can reject, and then the court will award as they so please. But personally I would say that this leaves your son more open to your ex getting more of what he wishes.
it maybe better to advocate for supervised contact in a contact centre for as long as you can get. To see if he can commit to this and then a long slow build up to unsupervised contact.
I would suggest getting a free half hour with a family solicitor who can then advise. And possibly doing this with a few different firms as the advise will vary significantly.