First hearing due, what can I expect?

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    happysingledad
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    I am going to my first hearing soon, my ex ignored children’s plea to spend 3 rather than 2 nights a week with me..she refused to talk to me about it, ignored mediation so had no alternative but to go to court, do I stand a chance or do courts discriminate against dads? Any input would help a lthough I have a lawyer to come with me

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    happysingledad
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    No I have a lawyer coming with me, I know I’m only getting one shot at this so felt representation was a good idea as lawyer specialises in family law..is this a bad thing?

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    Karestep
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    Hi, I certainly hope they do not discriminate against you. It’s positive that you want to see your kids more and their mum should let you without you having to go through a court. I only wish I could say that my ex partner is a good Dad as he would rather be elsewhere than spend time with his only daughter. I wish you all the luck in the world and hope you get what you so rightly deserve 🙂

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    Greenfingers
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    Hi happy single dad

    personally I chose to hire a solicitor though my case was complex. What I learnt was how little is achieved at each hearing, it’s a long drawn out process and it costs …..a lot. But I, like you, thought I have one chance, maybe the outcome would have been the same should I have chosen to self represent but it wasn’t a risk I was willing to take. I think the courts can provide support to those self representing through a resource called ‘mckenzie friends’. I believe the error many people make when utilising solicitors is Confusing the solicitor with a counselling service, just be wise with your communication

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