Hi, I’m new here, I joined to ask for advice, I have broken up with my ex who I have a child to, ever since she was born she has had limited access to my family and I’ve had little to no say in out child’s life, since we broke up I have been visiting every Sunday and paying £100 a week to her for my child, there was an argument last week because they wanted more money when I already give a lot but long story short I have booked a mediator because I want to have our child by myself and want her to have a relationship with my family and don’t want anything to do with them anymore, she is now trying to get me psychologically assessed even though there is nothing wrong with me and all I want is to have a relationship with our daughter, I feel like she is doing everything in her power to stop me getting access hoping i slip up on something, im not bothered about doing it because like I said there is nothing wrong with me but does she have any legal right to do this with no evidence that there’s something wrong with me?
Unless you have a history of worrying behaviour indicative of mental ill health (self harm, suicide threat/ attempt), or have a mental health diagnosis; there aren’t any real legal grounds for her to demand a psych assessment.
It is not enough for her to simply state that you’re mentally ill or unstable.
If there are other behaviours of concern: drinking, drug taking, violence etc – then these wouldn’t necessarily fall under the remit of a psych assessment, but it might be useful to be assessed so support can be given.
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