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In court today - wish me luck!

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Hullabalooo Tue 02-Apr-19 08:24:15

In family court today at the hands of EA ex. Really stressed.

Wish me luck everyone!

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endofthelinefinally Tue 02-Apr-19 08:28:56

Good luck.

cliquewhyohwhy Tue 02-Apr-19 10:00:39

Good luck hope you get the outcome you want!

Spartasprout Tue 02-Apr-19 10:02:07

The best of luck to you Hullabaloo thanks

troubleswillbeoutofsight Tue 02-Apr-19 11:58:10

Stay strong

morewashingtodooo Tue 02-Apr-19 16:55:18

@Hullabalooo How did it go? Hope your feeling ok wine

IggyAce Tue 02-Apr-19 16:56:00

Hope it went ok.

Hullabalooo Tue 02-Apr-19 17:17:01

Thanks everyone. It ended up taking most of the day. Cafcass has ordered section 7 report and final hearing in a few months.

Absolutely rung out emotionally after at all.

Really appreciate all your support xxx

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Jellykat Tue 02-Apr-19 17:18:00

How did it go Hullabaloo?
I've been there 3 times, a long time ago mind, but remember how horrendous it is..

Jellykat Tue 02-Apr-19 17:22:44

Oo x- posted there..
Well done getting through it! Bet you feel completely wiped out, yet as though you've drunk 10 strong coffees!..

Hullabalooo Wed 03-Apr-19 03:29:49

Exhausted and wired. Wide awake reliving it at 3 30am.

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stuckonaname Wed 03-Apr-19 03:36:10

I bet you're glad it's over . What's a section 7 report? Hope you get some rest soon. I've been there and may have to go there again sad

2018anewstart Thu 04-Apr-19 02:29:26

Hope you are ok. Not sure how old your children are but if old enough their wishes will definitely be taken into account. Xx

Hullabalooo Thu 04-Apr-19 08:18:30

Had to leave work early yesterday. Couldn't stop shaking. Think must be delayed shock. The whole thing was so utterly horrible.

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Hullabalooo Thu 04-Apr-19 08:19:54

Section 7 is ordered by cafcass and means they'll come to both homes to assess each parent and then probably see dc at school separately before making a final report up court.

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Jellykat Thu 04-Apr-19 18:49:24

It is hideous Hullabaloo, but you will get through it, take it one step at a time flowers

Hullabalooo Sat 06-Apr-19 13:59:17

Thank you @jellykat xx

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LRL2019 Sat 06-Apr-19 14:02:23

Thinking of you, final hearing for me in 6 weeks ish. It's such a long, emotionally draining process

Manchestergal87 Sat 06-Apr-19 18:51:44

Hope all goes well @Hullabalooo!

Ive got my first hearing next month and I'm dreading it! Any tips or advice? It's the now knowing the outcome is the horrible part too!

Hullabalooo Sat 06-Apr-19 20:41:29

Be prepared, take your own copies of all legal papers just in case, wear waterproof mascara and take tissues. Make a list of what you need to say to cafcass on the meeting.

Pen and paper to take notes as you'll forget things in the stress. Get there early, check what court you're in and then find a room to sit in if you can before the hearing.

And be careful about what you say. I said some stuff to cafcass in my stressed upset state that I wish I hadn't.

Good luck!

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Hullabalooo Sat 06-Apr-19 20:42:05

@lrl2019 have you had the cafcass home visits yet?

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LRL2019 Sat 06-Apr-19 20:45:13

@Hullabalooo yes I have. I've got the section 7 report back, but he has contested it so got to go to a final hearing. I found the visits ok, ended up have one visit just me (they won't conduct it if the child is there) and one to visit the child at home (home in my case due to only being of a young age)

LRL2019 Sat 06-Apr-19 20:48:56

I said some stuff I wish I hadn't but report went in my favour. I was highly stressed when they came. The first hearing for me was ok but so drawn out as he said he would make an agreement. Gave what he wanted and he went back on it all. Spent hours and hours in court back and forth between solicitors and all I did was worry about the solicitors fees. Cafcaas were helpful though. I took a solicitor with me and found that helped as he calmed me so much. All in all spent about minutes in actual court room.

Manchestergal87 Sat 06-Apr-19 20:51:44

Can I ask both your situations? @LRL2019 & @Hullabalooo? Any DV? Age of DC?

LRL2019 Sat 06-Apr-19 20:56:56

@Manchestergal87 I'll message you

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