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Court tomorrow

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mlp3282 Thu 25-May-17 14:52:37

I am already shaking and it is only Thursday. Court at 10am and Cafcass are recommending such strange and weird and not suitable for the children things. There seems to be nothing I can do. He will have an entourage of family, solicitor and barrister. If I ran away what would happen? Probably not serious about that one as no money but it all goes through your mind. Any advice would be much appreciated as would similar experiences.
Thank you

prh47bridge Thu 25-May-17 16:45:13

If you run away you will make things much worse. Don't even think about it.

The fact he has a solicitor and barrister does not mean he will win. The judge will do everything s/he can to make sure you get a fair hearing. And the judge won't necessarily follow the Cafcass recommendations. All you can do is put across your case as best you can. Explain what you disagree with on the Cafcass recommendations and why. Remember that the judge is trying to arrive at the decision that is in your children's best interests.

Familylawsolicitor Thu 25-May-17 20:39:17

Is it a final hearing or a directions hearing?
Make a note of the important points you want to make tomorrow, and the concerns about the cafcass recommendation, you can hand it to be usher to give to the judge when you arrive. You will need a copy for your ex's representative. Or you can use it as a crib sheet. Good luck.

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 25-May-17 20:43:52

Please please please go through everything cafcass write in the report. . Absolutely anything that is incorrect or untrue in your mind you need to discuss it with your solicitor. .
I can't emphasis this enough.
My dc had a legal guardian - a cafcass senior officer. .
On the stand he admitted his whole report had been based on utter crap my ex had told him over the entire 4 years of our case!!
I won and dc didn't have to see him at all. .

nameohnameohname Sat 27-May-17 14:46:15

How did it go @mlp3282 ?

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Sat 27-May-17 14:48:22

Hoping you are OK op. .

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