1 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
The Family Court and the Circuit Court both base everything on the premise that it needs to be within the best interests of the child. Parents are somewhere down the line not at the top of it. If court orders are in place, if you have evidence that there is abuse happening to your children when they go and spend time with their father, and you can see the emotional and psychological affect on your child/ren, then your reasoning for stopping the time spent with the father can be considered by the court as reasonable. You have stated that you have reported this abuse to other government bodies and you have your children in counselling. You can have the counsellor write a report for the court and this will serve as proof of why you stopped the time spent with the father and proof that what the children are saying is true. The abuse part will lead into a whole other path and more than likely the breach of orders will be dismissed, depending on the judge you get. Your solicitor is right. Present all proof that you have in court and keep all correspondence between the father and yourself in case the court wants to see it. Good luck.