- February 26, 2020 at 3:11 pm #30695
Looking for some advice,
My little one is about to be screened for autism, we have a fair wait for this going public. Due to an accident where he broke his leg he has nightmares most nights waking crying for mum (me). We are being referred to counselling for him. I’m still in DV counselling From his father.
The clincher – my ex husband who hasn’t made contact with him in 9 months and we fled due to DV (over 3 years ago) has now filed for orders to take him overseas and commence overnights ASAP.
I’m worried this will cause more trauma as my little one already isn’t coping, doesnt handle being away from me well, becomes chaotic with change of routine and doesn’t know his father.
Where do I go for help?
He has already damaged us so much it’s like he’s coming back for seconds
- February 26, 2020 at 3:32 pm #30698
If he’s absent for years I doubt he’ll succeed in instant access more than likely supervised with a sliding scale increased time
- February 26, 2020 at 3:37 pm #30701
Oh my gosh how horrific for you. I really don’t know how this would work, but I imagine that what he’s trying to do would not eventuate, though I can imagine how stressful this situation must be for you. Speak with your paediatrician, or get a referral from you GP, to find someone to advocate for your son (and you). Good luck x
- February 26, 2020 at 3:41 pm #30703
Does the father have an passport for your child? If so contact the federal police and tell them you are concerned he may try to take your son overseas.
Usually it goes through mediation first to allow the parents to workout the arrangements.
From my understanding it doesn’t just go to court. There’s a process. And courts take time it won’t happen over night.
Don’t stress. And just keep looking after your child and attending those appointments.
- February 26, 2020 at 4:06 pm #30708
He may have asked for this but it certainly does not mean he will get it. Try and stay calm. From what you have said about the situation, no court in the land would allow it.
- February 26, 2020 at 6:20 pm #30716
.Poor kid.. You can try asking your son’s paediatrician if he/she can help you with this.
- February 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm #30724
I would very surprised if you ex was given what he is asking for. But you have to trust in the courts. If they allow him time they can order it to be supervised, this means your child will be cared for and have an opportunity to spend some time with dad.
- February 27, 2020 at 8:43 am #30751
Yes,you need to trust in the court. They always focus on the child’s best interest..