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Visitation rights for a Dad ?

Hi there.  I have recently seperated from my wife in Jan08.

About a month ago my wife moved her boyfriend into our house we both own and since then she has stopped me seeing my daughter.

Prior to this I was having my daughter every weekend.  She now refuses me visitation, does not bring my daughter to school, and has called child services saying I have done awful things to my daughter.  If I had done such awful things why was she letting her stay with me every weekend since the separation?

In addition I volunteer at my child's school in the classroom in a reading programme 4 days a week 30 mins a day.  I do this during my morning tea breaks, just to spend time with my daughter.  If the school thought I was any kind of a threat they would not allow me to be around 30 children.  I have notified the school of this situation and they have told me to carry on volunteering and not to stop.

What are my options legally to get visitation rights for my daughter.

Thanks.
No there are no court orders in place but she has reported me child services and told them I have done awful things to my daughter which are totally UNTRUE, I was meant to have her for the weekend and when I went to pick her up from school, my daughter tld me she was not allowed to come with me or she would get in trouble and started to cry as she wanted to come with me.  I rang child services and asked what I could do, and they told me I could legally take her from school but that would agravate the situation and to leave my daughter at school.  I think I have no options now but to go to court.  Does anyone know what I would have to do, someone has told me to apply for a contact order is that right?

all Fathers have rights

All fathers have rights and they are the same as the mothers

I was separted from my childrens mother in Jan07 and in that time I was given four Agreements in Writing by the mother and all were broken. I was denied access on my children's birthdays, Easter and Christmas. I was told when and where I was to see my children by a director from the church, who do they think they are. I was asked to leave a place of worship and even done a parenting plan with the family relationship centre in N.S.W. on which she broken and got a certificate to go to the Family court.

If anyone ever tells you that a Father has no rights, they are lyers. we as Fathers have the same right's as the mother

Go to the Federal court for access on consent orders, that will give you access for the time being. The Federal court Judge will enjourn it till so that Final Orders will be put in place.

A Father in these days can have their children full time and access given to the mother or each Parernt has 26 weeks of the calendar year or every second weekend. when you do go to court do not bag out the mother what so ever, remember it's all about the children. Do not go to court in hatred, but with peace.

So Cheer up and get your game face on and put things in the process, they aren't going to get done by them sevles, get a Lawyer and get him to do all the work. that is what they are their for, use them, don't worry about cost as their is no price that you can put on your children lives. I am quite happy if father what to contact me as I know what you are going throw. I'm a christain man and it is writen that we are put here to help the Least of these, which means help people that are in a worst of position than I am.

Bryan Moodie
axcill

 I am really sorry to hear that this is happening to you and your daughter.

 You might be a little slow getting a technical response to this your questions this weekend, but hang in because there is really good information to be had here.

 I can't help you with anything legal, except to confirm that you were legally entitled to take you child from school.

 I am quite concerned about what happened at the school.  Although it is related to your  overall situation of not being able to see your child, it  also raises a separate issue relating to how and where these kinds of bombshells are dropped and the effect that has on the child, the parent and the school.

 I am interested to draw that out a bit without taking the conversation away from your main issue which certainly needs some legal advice.

 Since you have said you are a little unsure about the technicalities of posting, I have taken the liberty of copying your post and setting up a separate topic in the children's rights area.

That means you will hopefully receive responses in two different areas and the comments on the lesser issue will not distract you or others  from the responses to your main concern.

(Don't you just love the way kids learn to read by the way - fascinating process!)

Katie



Thanks alot Katie I am using my cousin computor at the moment and she has set this up for me just to get some legal advice, thanks for posting my comment on another topic site thanks.  Yes the school has to involve itself somewhat in this situation because child services has contacted the school, and the school has told child services that I have been nothing but co-operative, my childs school have told me not to stop volunteering in my childs class.  My ex wife acutually came to drop my daughter off to class one morning and saw that I was there and grabbed my daughter and dragged her out of class and swore at the teacher because I was there, and she grabbed my daughter by the arm, yanked her up, my daughter then began to cry and my ex wife grabbed her and they left.  The next morning she saw me again in the carpark and she turned the car around and took my daughter home.  Last week my daughter was absent 3 days out of the 4 day week, I still continued to help in my daughters class.  I am really in need of some legal advice, just of what to do with getting some stable visitation rights for my daughter.  I dont care if she keeps everything weve worked so hard for, I just want to be able to see my daughter.  Any legal advice would be greatly received, thanks
axcill said
Thanks alot Katie I am using my cousin computor at the moment and she has set this up for me just to get some legal advice, thanks for posting my comment on another topic site thanks
 
You are welcome.

I have not posted on a different site, just a new topic on this site. You should be able to find responses on either topic by clicking topics with unread posts.

By the way, I noticed the title of your topic mentions visitation rights for a dad.

Personally I  advocate the right for both parents to  parent, not just visit, and it sounds to me like that is what you are trying to do. 

Good luck.



Ok yes I hope I get the hang of this, yes at the moment I am just trying to get some stable visitation rights for my daughter, as the only time I get to see her is 30 each morning.  Once I find out what my options are legally I will try for more thanks again
axcill pleas join SRL-R, sorry to harp on but there is more information and advice available that simply will not be suggested on a general forum topic.

There are things you may feel are your only options that could effect things greatly and may see you putting yourself in a worse position.

  
Thanks how do I join SRL-R? Hi just went on to join SRL-R but I need 125 points and since I have just started on this site I cant join will wait till I have enough points

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axcill said
Thanks how do I join SRL-R? Hi just went on to join SRL-R but I need 125 points
Don't forget you get points for logging on each day as well. Also uploading files to the library as weel as posting here.:)

Site Director
Hi Katie I need 30 points
I would also suggest going along to a local group such as Dids Or The Lone Fathers in your area if you have a branch nearby, it's good to discuss these issues with people that have been in situations of separation involving Children. and it is real time and face to face.
    By your posts you have not been separated that long, and as well as the contact situation with your child you also have to ask yourself truthfully if you are still dealing with the separation as well, it's not a nice feeling to deal with, but it is one you have to take into consideration.

If you don't talk about it, how can anyone help you move forward!
Hi axcill

You really need to get to SRL.

There will be a reason for the need to earn points before you join SRL, I just don't know what it is-  presumably it is so admin can see you are serious about sticking around and contributing rather than just using the facilities.

You may have got your points sooner if everyone had been on board this weekend or if you were using your own computer rather than using your cousin's when you can.

So, my suggestion is find the topic on recipes and add something, find the topic on budgeting/saving money and add something, post some jokes in the humour section, have a rave in Hyde Park and respond to everyone who responds to you.

That should get the points up and also help you learn to navigate.

All the best.

Katie



Got that in ONE

BriarRose said

 There will be a reason for the need to earn points before you join SRL, I just don't know what it is-  presumably it is so admin can see you are serious about sticking around and contributing rather than just using the facilities.


 

We also want you to do some reading so your questions are relavent. There is plenty of information available on this site which would give you the basics.

Also, try the quiz on family Law in the SRL-R area, you don't need to be a member of SRL-R to take the quiz. It will help you figure out what you know and don't know. A bit of research will help you find the correct answers.

If you go to the Community Section, you will find a link to the quiz.

We at SRL-R can't run your case for you, but we can help you run it yourself.

For me - Shared Parenting is a Reality - Maybe it can be for you too!
Also the 125 point requirement can be waived in some circumstances.

However axcill now has the necessary points, thanks to a very kind donation by D4E , which should perhaps be rewarded.

Perhaps by a donation icon, if this can be done.
MikeT said
Also the 125 point requirement can be waived in some circumstances.

However axcill now has the necessary points, thanks to a very kind donation by D4E , which should perhaps be rewarded.

Perhaps by a donation icon, if this can be done.

MikeT
You can donate some of your points to him. Perhaps I should donate 5,000 points on your behalf? which would mean an awful lot of posts from you to make up. Let me see that would be 20 posts a day for the next three months? Alternatively one of the site admins could donate the 5,000 points to you for the work on the Calculators.


 Senior Site Moderator and Administrator
Make it 10,000 on my behalf.

Or just to make sure it's not a 1 liner, 10,001 :)
oneadadc said
BriarRose said

 There will be a reason for the need to earn points before you join SRL, I just don't know what it is-  presumably it is so admin can see you are serious about sticking around and contributing rather than just using the facilities.


 

We also want you to do some reading so your questions are relavent. There is plenty of information available on this site which would give you the basics.

Also, try the quiz on family Law in the SRL-R area, you don't need to be a member of SRL-R to take the quiz. It will help you figure out what you know and don't know. A bit of research will help you find the correct answers.

If you go to the Community Section, you will find a link to the quiz.

We at SRL-R can't run your case for you, but we can help you run it yourself.

1ADC I think makes it quite clear why there is a point limit and why we adopted it.

You will need to take the quiz before we process an application. Having 125 points and applying is still no guarantee of acceptance because SRL-R is not FLWG.

And the quiz does contain some real doozies that go from extreme knowledge to absolute basics, they are to give us some idea of the knowledge set you are operating from.

Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (look for the Avatars) Be mindful what you post in public areas. 
OneRingRules said
axcill said
Thanks how do I join SRL-R? Hi just went on to join SRL-R but I need 125 points
Don't forget you get points for logging on each day as well. Also uploading files to the library as weel as posting here.:)

Argh……….. Site Director should be impeached for this. Uploads are fine but building up your points for just logging on?

We give Brownie Points for attempting to read the site materials so as 1ADC says "your questions are relevant".


Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (look for the Avatars) Be mindful what you post in public areas. 
Agog said
Argh……….. Site Director should be impeached for this. Uploads are fine but building up your points for just logging on?
Is impeached the process whereby we bake him a huge peach-pie and say thanks for the thousands of hours of work?
Agog said
We give Brownie Points for attempting to read the site materials so as 1ADC says "your questions are relevant".
 
I wondered whether attempting to read the site material was the reason for the points requirement, but if points are for posts, uploads, and daily log-ons, then how does one earn points by reading?

Perhaps by posting responses to what one has read?



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