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Kath
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Would it end up in court re a divorce or a CAO?

If it would be a CAO and contact is ordered for every other weekend for example, your role would be to have your child available for contact; it would not be for you to force her to go to contact, that would be her own choice at her age. So you will have done your bit as far as any order would go, after that you will not have broken any order.

In the meantime carry on protecting your child. Me personally would be saying to my child ‘I’m not going go make you go, you don’t have to go’ I wouldn’t put a time limit on it, I would leave her to decide herself for when she has recovered enough to give it another go. I think that may take the pressure off of her?