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Residency order?

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Nursed123 Tue 21-Jun-16 07:35:02

Hi ladies
Unsure if this is right place to post.
My partner has 2 children from a previous relationship, aged 5 and 6.
Their mother has recently been seeing an abusive man who beats her, steals money from the children and smacks them (which my partner does not even do!)
He has given her more than enough chances to get rid of this guy but the police are now involved as he is so concerned about their welfare - she isn't talking to him or letting him speak to them.
He has been told he needs to get a residency order in case she decides to not let him see them at the weekends.

Has anybody been through anything similar? What rights does the mother have in this situation and what rights does my partner have?
How does a residency order work?! And can she stop him from seeing them?
So many questions!

Horrible time. Never dealt with anything like this before

Witch91 Thu 23-Jun-16 10:54:59

Hi, I don't have any advice really but don't want to read and run.

Is there an existing court order in place around visitation rights etc? Is it worth getting some legal advice on the situation?

Is it worth moving the thread to relationships for traffic?

Sorry you're having such a difficult time. I hope someone else comes along with some proper advice for you. flowers

torij89 Tue 18-Jul-17 15:17:06

Hi there,

Just seen your thread - I am now currently going through the motions as such to put a residency order in place as my sons dad is aiming for full custody and hasn't seen his son for 19 months, he was abusive to both of us, best I can give you if it's still on going is to express your concern to solicitors/police/social services about the welfare of the kids, and ask for them to be put on child protection in your care, as soon as they come of child protection get them straight on a residency order and the parent in question can dispute this decision in court - where your partner (and/or you) can put up a good case as to why the other parent should have "restricted" access if indeed any.

Good luck if still ongoing (ps an ultimatum might help also)

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