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    Hi All,

    Firstly I’m new to all this and tend to ramble on abit but I hope someone can help!

    I’ve been trough an strenuous and emotionally draining court battle with my ex partner due to her mental health issues leading to the court being misled about her situation. I’m now in a position where I have to request additional contact and this is becoming increasingly difficult due to the nature of my ex’s behaviour towards me.

    My daughter is 14 months old now and I’d like to have her for a week which I have been told by the courts themselves that I’m entitled to. But she is refusing, saying that she is only willing to add on two days at a time into contact I already have. I feel this is unreasonable and want more contact with my daughter.

    is it unreasonable for me to ask for this amount of time with my daughter? She’s making me feel like I’m being unreasonable and I’m almost doubting myself.

    I love my daughter so much and I’m only in this position because she has lied about her mental health in an attempt to hurt me in the process. I want to see her as much as possible and she’s making it so difficult.

    anyway! If anyone can help or at least give me some advice I’d much appreciate it!!

    #21876 Report


    In all these things, the court will put the needs of the child first.

    So very young children do not spend extended periods of time away from their primary care giver, it has to build up gradually once a bond has formed.

    and obviously staying close to mum if breast feeding.

    But if the bond is formed, then 50:50 is reasonable, and the child sees both parents equally.

    so ask yourself the question again. You know the background and circumstances. If you could go to court and demonstrate that it’s in your daughter’s interest, then there’s your answer.

    Good luck

    #21895 Report


    I already have contact with my daughter Friday night through to Sunday afternoon every other week, I’ve also been told I can have 21 days throughout the calendar year to add onto existing contact or to be used for holidays/special occasions

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