For those who know me, have supported me and been the added strength that I have needed over the last 6 years, as you will know, I have been dragged back and forth to court, causing untold stress to my daughter, myself and my family. After a lengthy 18 months getting a final order, we managed to get a mutually beneficial outcome, he has our daughter every two weeks from school on Friday to school on Monday, he also has her over night one Monday a month (as he declined two Plus weekday nights that I offered so that I could keep my weekends which our daughter wants at home with her family sisters and brothers ) and extended weekends for bank holidays and I, after years of begging, get two full weekends with my children a month. Untouched by him. I also am safe from abuse in this order because contact between him and me is limited and when he has to come to the house to pick up our daughter, it is set times when my husband is there and I am not on my own with the kids. This being a final order I should be safe... However, this is our umpteenth final order, he has appealed and appealed and found legal loop holes, which has meant we have been back to court 9 times in a year. After self representing for 5 years. I have finally found an order that prohibits him from taking me back to court now until our daughter is at the next stage of life. We struggled and paid 150 pounds to take him to court to get this order. As always, I received his statement 7 mins before I was called into court and again could not compile a defence. He has used his solicitor (a family friend) ((who specialises in child abduction and contact orders are far beneath her expertise)) to find yet more legal jargon basically saying that it's not over the top as each case was proven by technicalities, so even morally unfounded, he was still within his rights. We lost this so he is free to take me to court as and when. The stress of self representation is immense. I am 7 and a half months pregnant and all my time and effort is taken learning family law. I need this order to be able to get on with our lives for at least a short time until our daughter is a teenager. WE ONLY NEED £130 TO APPEAL. AND HOPEFULLY WITH ME DUE BABY IN JAN ILL HAVE TIME TO BRUSH UP ON ENOUGH FAMILY LAW TO WITH THIS PROHIBITING ORDER.
I'm at a loss of what else to do.
Thank you in advance for reading my cause.
Peace and love to all xxx