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Second hearing after supervised contact, how can I present evidence etc..?

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swingsandbitches Fri 12-Aug-16 15:52:52

Hello all, I would firstly like to thank everyone who contributed to my thread a few months back in regards to the first hearing. The advice was invaluable and I didn't say this at the time but I suffer with anxiety so it was very calming and reassuring too. Thank you!

Now the second hearing is coming up at the end of the month and I'm preparing evidence. I'm not sure how to present or submit it. They didn't think an S7 report or fact finding was necessary and he was given supervised visitation for two hours each week. We have had court ordered mediation, 1 session, and he does not wish to continue for financial reasons as he is to fund following sessions. Needless to say, no resolution was made.

He has lied a lot to the court and to friends and family. He is an emotional and verbal abuser and he has assaulted me post separation but I didn't report it so I am hoping to highlight his emotional instability via evidence at this hearing which they said they will hear.

There is a mistake in the court order and it seems they think I allowed him unsupervised access to our dd following an incident that prompted me to halt visitation when he came to collect her. So to them, even though I felt she was under threat I still allowed unsupervised visitation at some point after the incident took place. Do I correct this mistake in court or before the hearing?

I have compiled evidence consisting of statements, audio and video recordings, emails and whatsapp and standard text messages between him and myself and my family members and pictures of me following his assault on me. I'm not sure how to present it. Do I simply print it all out and present the audio somehow or do I transcribe the audio and provide it as a printout too?

I am adding character statements to everything too. I am going to argue that he is not taking me to court to see his child but rather to use the judiciary system to further abuse me.

swingsandbitches Fri 12-Aug-16 15:55:43

Should have said, the next hearing is a Dispute Resolution Appointment.

Also, as far as I know, we are both representing ourselves. Do I need to submit evidence before the day or can I just present it in the court room? Would it need to be in the form of a court bundle or less formal presentation?

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