Hi my ex husband gets my child every weekend, he was happy with this arrangement before divorce came through and now he has applied for residency, he is a manpulitive man so I don't know what he has said to my child to make him tell lawyer he wants to live with him, there was domestic abuse throughout marriage also, if he is given residency can I appeal the decision
How old is your dc, and do you have evidence of your ex's abuse? (Police reports, Women's Aid contact...) He's unlikely to gain residence as judges don't like to upset the status quo without good reason.
I have suffered depression for a while so I kind of let the house go a wee bit, teenagers didn't help but it is not a health and safety issue, I have since sorted it but the seperate lawyer has recommended the care arrangements be reversed in his favour, I am dreading next court date
In Scotland there doesn't necessarily need to be DV to be eligible for legal aid and there is no CAFCASS. Instead independent and neutral lawyers with specialist training may be appointed as Bar Reporters whose role is to investigate and report to the court on the circumstances of a child and on proposed arrangements for the care and upbringing of the child. If a Bar Reporter is recommending a change of residency it will carry a great deal of weight and you really need a lawyer acting on your behalf to challenge the recommendation.