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At 10 she would have her voice heard in a court scenario.

Is your daughter generally anxious?

I would initially suggest that she is not attending contact this week due to feeling anxious. You don’t have to expand upon the reasons at this stage. A weekend off may give her the space she needs – but make it clear to her that this is a one off (it may not be but she needs to know its not the new norm as it isn’t something you can promise if he goes to court).

I would also ask for the school counsellor or FLO to become involved and speak with her. this will hopefully help her but also if there’s an issue flag it up.