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dd's holiday with ex

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neva Sat 16-Aug-08 17:27:47

dd's dad is soon collecting dd so she can spend some of the holidays with him. I wrote to him ages ago telling him the date I need her returned (the date allowed for a fortnight's holiday). He claims not to have received the letter and is being vague about when he will bring her back. As far as I know he is not planning on taking her away. Any thoughts on how I can best phrase a text message to make it absolutely clear when she is to be returned? Speaking to him is not an option unfortunately as 'conversations' with him are inevitably 'one way' with him doing all the talking.

piratecat Sat 16-Aug-08 17:36:08

To ex, I need to know the date that you are planning to return dd. In my letter I said that I need her back on ....
Can you confirm this date with me please.

milknosugar Sat 16-Aug-08 17:38:21

i always write out lists of dates kids will be away and get ex to sign it before he takes them so i know they are coming back and he cant lie to the police should i need help. no signature, no kids.

neva Sat 16-Aug-08 19:00:33

Thanks piratecat. I think I will say something along the lines that I am expecting dd home on x date at x time. Full stop. Milknosugar, your approach sounds wise. In my case though, I cannot picture him signing anything. Sadly, he only does things on his terms. Hardly the best way to make things work for dd's sake!!

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