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By: Anna Martin - Updated: 17 Jan 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Child Custody Residency Disputes Courts

In the UK child custody law determines who should be responsible for the care and charge of a child, after divorce or separation. The term custody is now more commonly referred to as residency - indicating where the children's main residence is, following a parental break up.

In the many cases, parents preference is for joint custody (or residency), which enables the child to spend an equal amount of time with each parent. This option also allows both parents to participate in any decision making which may affect the child. However, if parents are unable to decide amicably on what living arrangement is best for their child, the courts will decide on their behalf.

Parent Vs Parent

Most bitter disputes between married couples end up in the family courts. Whilst the separation and ensuing bitterness will undoubtedly affect the children it's important to remember that:
  • Most child residency court cases end amicably with either agreed residency or joint residency as the outcome
  • Access and maintenance payments from the non resident parent are also taken into consideration
  • In disputed cases each parent is individually assessed before a decision on which parent is given custody of the child, or children, is made

The best interests of the child is the general standard at the heart of all residency cases.

Joint Residency

Joint residency is considered to be the preferred solution as being in the best interests of most children.

BUT...there are no laws or 'rights' that state that a child should live specifically with either the mother or father.

Assuming you both have parental responsibility it is up to you to negotiate residency on the basis of what is best for the children. Many couples neglect to consider this fact and err on the side of what they themselves would prefer (or what suits them).

If you cannot come to an agreement, you should try mediation first. If that is unsuccessful, the courts will become involved and will issue a court order based on what it sees as appropriate.

Joint Residency Reflect Modern Society

The choice of joint residency, reflects the changes in society and takes into consideration work that mothers do outside of the home and a more hands-on approach of child care by fathers. By allowing both parents to have an equal share in the physical care of their child, or children, all legal rights connected to responsibilities and obligations to children are divided.

Custody Disputes

Most custody disputes involve the child’s mother and father. However, in some cases a third party – a grandparent, for instance – may seek custody at the time of a parent’s death or incapacity. If a couple has never married - making provisions for the care of their child may also develop into a dispute. Generally though a court will accept that a parent is in the best position to maintain the welfare of their child.

Unusual Circumstances

In some rare circumstances one parent may be permanently excluded from having any access to their child. However, the court has the right to change the decision at any point in time, should the parent’s circumstances change. The parent is able to re-apply for access at any time, and once an application is made the court may reconsider arrangements after examining evidence.

The Court Decides

The courts will generally accept custody arrangements that parents submit as part of their separation agreement. To ensure these arrangements serve the child’s interests the courts will review the plan. The role that grandparents, step-parents and other influential adults play in the child’s life may also be taken into consideration by the courts.

Changing Or Regaining Custody

Changing a child’s residency arrangements is possible. In order to support the change, substantial evidence of the stability the child will need to be submitted. There are many other factors to consider, which may include relocation of a parent, stability of employment, integration of the child into the new environment etc.

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Jessica - Your Question:
I have been married for 13 months and am 6 weeks pregnant. My husband and mother in law have bullied be out of my matrimonial home two weeks ago. My husband has applied for a divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. (basically his mother does not like me) They are also bullying me into aborting the baby as he does not want any financial implications. However I have told him I still want to have the baby. He is now threatening to take custody of the child as soon as it born. He said he will remarry and take the baby away from me so he can bring it up the way he wants.What are my rights? Will he be able to take my child from me?

Our Response:
A mother can register the birth of her child on her own, regardless of whether she is married or not. She can also register the birth jointly with the father if she chooses. If she chooses not to register the name of the father, then the father will have no rights over the child. Even if you decide to register the child's father on the birth certificate, it will give him parental responsibility and some rights over the child, you can see more via Families Need Fathers link here. However, it is highly unlikely a court of law would award the father residency of your child. A court will always decide upon what is in the best interests of the child, and consistency and stability are of paramount importance.
ChildSupportLaws - 18-Jan-17 @ 11:44 AM
I have been married for 13 months and am 6 weeks pregnant. My husband and mother in law have bullied be out of my matrimonial home two weeks ago. My husband has applied for a divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. (basically his mother does not like me) They are also bullying me into aborting the baby as he does not want any financial implications. However I have told him i still want to have the baby. He is now threatening totake custody of the child as soon as it born. He said he will remarry and take the baby away from me so he can bring it up the way he wants. What are my rights? Will he be able to take my child from me?
Jessica - 17-Jan-17 @ 5:53 PM
Scott - Your Question:
Hi, I have had my daughter living with me for about 7 months now, She has just turned 1. Her mother only keeps an interest through texts asking how the child is, she always plans to see her and always lets her down. She has now not seen the child since Christmas eve and has only seen her 3 times since October. I've had threats she will come over and take the child back etc and I don't know what my rights are here. I have been told to apply for a residency order but it is all so confusing. Any info here would be appreciated.

Our Response:
If you are scared your ex will come and take your child without your consent, then yes, you should apply for a residency order. The process is pretty straightforward, please see link here. However, if you have parental responsibility you do not have to give your child over to her mother and the police cannot make you do this either, even if they get involved. But, it is still worth having the arrangement made official if you are in fear of your ex snatching your child at any point. You can also get further advice from the likes of Family Lives here or the Citizen's Advice Bureau. Keeping any texts or correspondence of your ex threatening this will also help in court.
ChildSupportLaws - 17-Jan-17 @ 2:48 PM
Hi, I have had my daughter living with me for about 7 months now, She has just turned 1. Her mother only keeps an interest through texts asking how the child is, she always plans to see her and always lets her down. She has now not seen the child since Christmas eve and has only seen her 3 times since October. I've had threats she will come over and take the child back etc and I don't know what my rights are here. I have been told to apply for a residency order but it is all so confusing. Any info here would be appreciated.
Scott - 17-Jan-17 @ 10:44 AM
Dan - Your Question:
Just been informed my ex is seeking sole custody, I have and always will agreed a child for nurture is best with her mother, she also has her half-brothers there too, we agreed already I have her on weekends and I work in a full time career so that suits and as she is disabled that boat wont rock. Surely, theres no point in her doing this? Could there be other motives? And how does it affect me?

Our Response:
It's a difficult question to answer without knowing your ex's reasons why unless she is unhappy with some part of the arrangement. You can see the gov.uk link here which outlines child arrangement orders. However, usually issues such as these can be agreed via mediation not court. You may wish to ask your ex directly why she feels the need to want to take the matter further, if you are in agreement with the details of your access etc. You might also wish to ask her to consider mediation as a way of resolving any issues she may have in a bid to avoid court.
ChildSupportLaws - 17-Jan-17 @ 10:34 AM
Fizz - Your Question:
I got a questionMy ex partner has my two children he not let me have any contact with them for over six years now. Have I got any rights to them? And can I go and take my children away from him without his consent?

Our Response:
If you have had no contact with your children for six years I advise strongly over going to take your children without consent, even if you have the parental authority to do so. Your best option is to suggest mediation and if your ex refuses, take the matter to court. If you take your children without your ex's permission and he is the resident parent, it is highly likely a court will continue to give him residency i.e hand your children back to their father. I suggest you seek legal advice in order to explore your options.
ChildSupportLaws - 16-Jan-17 @ 2:06 PM
JM - Your Question:
Hi, I've been split with my ex for 2 years now and things have been amicable. we are a same sex couple and she was the birth mother but we were in a civil partnership at the time so I have parental rights. I have him every other weekend, we'd nights and even mon and Thurs for tea. our son is 3 and has always been here, settled in a nursery and with friends and family here. she is now saying she wants to move to cornwall with him. How do I get a court to consider changing residency to me so my son does not have to be disrupted and relocated? is mediation the firSt steps? thanks.

Our Response:
If you think your ex will move away without your consent in the first instance you can apply for a Prohibited Steps Order. A PSO is an order granted by the court in family cases which prevents either parent from carrying out certain events or making specific trips with their children without the express permission of the other parent. This is more common in cases where there is suspicion that one parent may leave the area with their children. The court will always act upon what it thinks is in the best interests of the child. However, it is rare a court will change parental residency from the primary carer to the non-resident parent unless absolutely necessary. However, in the first instance you may wish to seek legal advice in order to explore your options.
ChildSupportLaws - 16-Jan-17 @ 2:01 PM
Just been informed my ex is seeking sole custody, I have and always will agreed a child for nurture is best with her mother, she also has her half-brothers there too, we agreed already I have her on weekends and I work in a full time career so that suits and as she is disabled that boat wont rock. Surely, theres no point in her doing this? Could there be other motives? And how does it affect me?
Dan - 16-Jan-17 @ 12:51 AM
my ex partner and i had shared care with our son, but my ex partner had just suddenly refused to let me have contact with our son unless it's supervised at his home. There are no other professionals involved he has just decided to do this to be spiteful what can i do
mitch - 14-Jan-17 @ 3:12 PM
I got a question My ex partner has my two children he not let me have any contact with them for over six years now. Have I got any rights to them? And can I go and take my children away from him without his consent?
Fizz - 13-Jan-17 @ 3:17 PM
Hi, I've been split with my ex for 2 years now and things have been amicable.we are a same sex couple and she was the birth mother but we were in a civil partnership at the time so I have parental rights. I have him every other weekend, we'd nights and even mon and Thurs for tea. our son is 3 and has always been here, settled in a nursery and with friends and family here. she is now saying she wants to move to cornwall with him.How do I get a court to consider changing residency to me so my son does not have to be disrupted and relocated? is mediation the firSt steps? thanks.
JM - 13-Jan-17 @ 2:15 PM
Hi, I am French myself but living in the UK and his divorce is under the UK law. Kind regards
Titou - 13-Jan-17 @ 11:51 AM
Titou - Your Question:
Hi, my partner is divorcing and it is a very difficult time for him as his ex wife is bullying/threatening/harassing him any occasion she gets. They have a daughter together and she uses her to hit him. Anyway, because she is not willing to do anything they will go to court first of all for the financial separation and then he would like to get the full custody as she is not a good mother. How do we prove she is not fit to be a mum ? I can give you examples but we both find it tricky to prove at the moment. She has a routine which makes her go to bed really late everyday during the week (her mum has a horse and they come back from the ranch around 8/9pm everyday) even when she has school the day after. She doesn't take care of her hygiene as when she comes to us, she always has dirty/long nails, dirty hair, very dirty clothes sometimes. She didn't have clothes adapted to her age for a long time, she didn't have a coat for winter for example, until we bought one for her. The house she was living in had dog poo and wee on the carpet in her bedroom (it has been removed few weeks after when my partner came around and noticed it as he told her that he will call the social services. Which he did) she needs a speech therapist and the mum was telling him that she doesn't need one, until he found out she sees one every week at school. she doesn't tell him where her childminder is during term time, she had a bruise on her cheek, saying it happened at school, he contacted the school and it never happened at school) there are lots of examples but we don't know where to start, how to do it. Kind regards.

Our Response:
I'm afraid as we are a UK-based site, we can only advise on UK-based family law which will differ from French family law - therefore you would have to seek professional legal advice or advice from social services.
ChildSupportLaws - 13-Jan-17 @ 11:30 AM
Hi, my partner is divorcing and it is a very difficult time for him as his ex wife is bullying/threatening/harassing him any occasion she gets. They have a daughter together and she uses her to hit him. Anyway, because she is not willing to do anything they will go to court first of all for the financial separation and then he would like to get the full custody as she is not a good mother. How do we prove she is not fit to be a mum ? I can give you examples but we both find it tricky to prove at the moment. She has a routine which makes her go to bed really late everyday during the week (her mum has a horse and they come back from the ranch around 8/9pm everyday) even when she has school the day after. She doesn't take care of her hygiene as when she comes to us, she always has dirty/long nails, dirty hair, very dirty clothes sometimes. She didn't have clothes adapted to her age for a long time, she didn't have a coat for winter for example, until we bought one for her. The house she was living in had dog poo and wee on the carpet in her bedroom (it has been removed few weeks after when my partner came around and noticed it as he told her that he will call the social services. Which he did) she needs a speech therapist and the mum was telling him that she doesn't need one, until he found out she sees one every week at school... she doesn't tell him where her childminder is during term time, she had a bruise on her cheek, saying it happened at school, he contacted the school and it never happened at school) there are lots of examples but we don't know where to start, how to do it. Kind regards.
Titou - 12-Jan-17 @ 12:42 PM
Hi, my partner is divorcing and it is a very difficult time for him as his ex wife is bullying/threatening/harassing him any occasion she gets. They have a daughter together and she uses her to hit him. Anyway, because she is not willing to do anything they will go to court first of all for the financial separation and then he would like to get the full custody as she is not a good mother. How do we prove she is not fit to be a mum ? I can give you examples but we both find it tricky to prove at the moment. She has a routine which makes her go to bed really late everyday during the week (her mum has a horse and they come back from the ranch around 8/9pm everyday) even when she has school the day after. She doesn't take care of her hygiene as when she comes to us, she always has dirty/long nails, dirty hair, very dirty clothes sometimes. She didn't have clothes adapted to her age for a long time, she didn't have a coat for winter for example, until we bought one for her. The house she was living in had dog poo and wee on the carpet in her bedroom (it has been removed few weeks after when my partner came around and noticed it as he told her that he will call the social services. Which he did) she needs a speech therapist and the mum was telling him that she doesn't need one, until he found out she sees one every week at school... she doesn't tell him where her childminder is during term time, she had a bruise on her cheek, saying it happened at school, he contacted the school and it never happened at school) there are lots of examples but we don't know where to start, how to do it. Kind regards.
Titou - 12-Jan-17 @ 12:09 PM
i'm a mum to a 3 year old, his dad and i split just after he turned 1, when we was together his dad was very violent towards me, (many reports to police were made and he was charged) and mentally torturing, after splitting i let the fathersee him as and when he wanted, but on the agreement i was there and could see him, even if it meant i sat at the other side of a park or something as i dont trust him at all, he let my son down many times, when he turned 2 i stopped it all as i found all his dad wanted was to play mind games with me and get involved in my life not our sons. hes seen him once since then for half hour and just talked about how much he knew about my life like where ild been with friends and things he had heard, when my boy was nearly 3 his dad was sent to prison for 3 years for assault and his new partner and a sexually account on a child, ... i would like to know where i stand when hes released i would perfer him to not have any contact and let my son have a happy and safe childhood, then when hes older he can make the choice if he wants to see him
worried mum - 10-Jan-17 @ 7:34 PM
Katie - Your Question:
My granddaughter's ex has taken the baby and won't let her see the baby he has pr there is no court order in place. Can she just go and get her back

Our Response:
The thought of an ex partner taking the children is the worst nightmare of many parents, and so if it happens, understandably it is a very emotional and stressful time. Many people turn to the police for help to return their child, but how much the police can help is very dependent upon your granddaughter's personal situation. If both parents have Parental Responsibility and one parent is keeping the children against the other's wishes, unfortunately the police cannot help, even if the children do not normally live with them. If your granddaughter's ex refuses to return the child, then she would have to apply immediately for a child arrangement order. To apply to the courts, she will need to fill in form C100 found at gov.uk link here . A court fee is also payable though she may be able to get assistance with this you granddaughter receive benefits or has a low income. Ordinarily, the court will give notice of the hearing to both parties so that they can attend and give their side of the story. However, your granddaughter thinks her child may be in danger, then she may be able to apply for an emergency without notice hearing which will be much quicker than a full "with notice hearing". Be aware that this will only be a temporary solution and that any without notice hearing will be followed shortly after by a full "with notice" hearing in which the court order may be changed.
ChildSupportLaws - 9-Jan-17 @ 10:48 AM
Worried - Your Question:
HiMy ex and I have been split for almost 5 years. We weren't married and have one son together who is now 9. The relationship was volatile and he was basically a bully. The arrangements for care of our son have always been 50/50 but only agreed between ourselves. I have always given into his bullying ways and therefore I have been left with shorter time at the weekends with my son. We've started to hit brick walls where he is no longer being flexible or amicable so I now want to change the arrangement and have it legally binding. In short I'm still happy for it to be 50/50 but I want us both to have 2 days each in the week and alternative full weekends each (fri-sun). I'm booked in for mediation, yet he doesn't know yet as will only cause an argument, but I'm worried he won't agree to this and it will go to court.My question is, is there a standard arrangement that a court issues for 50/50 care of a child and does my proposal seem fair if put to a judge?

Our Response:
Your proposals are entirely reasonable. If your ex refuses to attend mediation, only you would have the right to take the matter to court. The court will not allow your ex to apply, unless he had first attempted to resolve the matter through mediation. So, you are taking the correct steps here. Also, the fairness of your proposal is certainly not unreasonable, therefore there is no reason why this wouldn't be accepted via the court, unless your ex could put forward a VERY good reason why it shouldn't.
ChildSupportLaws - 9-Jan-17 @ 10:30 AM
My granddaughter's ex has taken the baby and won't let her see the baby he has pr there is no court order in place. Can she just go and get her back
Katie - 8-Jan-17 @ 9:07 AM
Hi My ex and I have been split for almost 5 years. We weren't married and have one son together who is now 9. The relationship was volatile and he was basically a bully. The arrangements for care of our son have always been 50/50 but only agreed between ourselves. I have always given into his bullying ways and therefore I have been left with shorter time at the weekends with my son. We've started to hit brick walls where he is no longer being flexible or amicable so I now want to change the arrangement and have it legally binding. In short I'm still happy for it to be 50/50 but I want us both to have 2 days each in the week and alternative full weekends each (fri-sun). I'm booked in for mediation, yet he doesn't know yet as will only cause an argument, but I'm worried he won't agree to this and it will go to court. My question is, is there a standard arrangement that a court issues for 50/50 care of a child and does my proposal seem fair if put to a judge?
Worried - 8-Jan-17 @ 12:52 AM
I am officially divorced as of this week and moving 2 mins away from my children and ex husband this month. I was their main carer until 2015 march when I went full time and after I decided I could no longer put up with my treatment from my ex he kicked me out of our house knowing I would not take the kids as I have always put their interests first. I continued to work full time til may 2016 when I was able to go part time. I have always paid more than expected child support. I am about to give up work due to pregnancy and feel that now the financial side and divorce is done and that my circumstances have changed that I am now in the best interests of my kids. I came to this decision due to my ex taking my son to work with him when sick from school, several occasions where homework has not been completed, my exhas a new partner who frequently stays at the small 3 bed house we own with her 3 children forcing my kids to share which they are not used to and which has led to my eldeSt request to live with me, turning up to my house having not brushed teeth. He uses childcare everyday which has impacted on homework and a busy day/schedule for the boys which I tried to discuss a week on week off arrangements with my ex - he said he would lose his childcare if he wasn't using her every week which he said he had checked with her and that he felt the children were happy there so didn't see the need to change it, I spoke to said childcare and she informed me that it would be fine and I also know that if the kids had a choice they would choose a parent to pick them up. I have booked mediation as I don't feel I can trust anything my ex says regarding the kids whereas I have always been honest and upfront- my real question is if this escalated to court regarding a shared care order, would I have a high chance of being the main caregiver due to my circumstances being more settled for the children? Bearing in mind I was the main care giver for most of their lives and was forced to leave the family home? I'm just curious as to my chances of this being resolved in the kids favour. He loves them dearly as they do him and I would never refuse access but would this be the case in court?
Olben - 7-Jan-17 @ 6:31 PM
I am officially divorced as of this week and moving 2 mins away from my children and ex husband this month. I was their main carer until 2015 march when I went full time and after I decided I could no longer put up with my treatment from my ex he kicked me out of our house knowing I would not take the kids as I have always put their interests first. I continued to work full time til may 2016 when I was able to go part time. I have always paid more than expected child support. I am about to give up work due to pregnancy and feel that now the financial side and divorce is done and that my circumstances have changed that I am now in the best interests of my kids. I came to this decision due to my ex taking my son to work with him when sick from school, several occasions where homework has not been completed, my exhas a new partner who frequently stays at the small 3 bed house we own with her 3 children forcing my kids to share which they are not used to and which has led to my eldeSt request to live with me, turning up to my house having not brushed teeth. He uses childcare everyday which has impacted on homework and a busy day/schedule for the boys which I tried to discuss a week on week off arrangements with my ex - he said he would lose his childcare if he wasn't using her every week which he said he had checked with her and that he felt the children were happy there so didn't see the need to change it, I spoke to said childcare and she informed me that it would be fine and I also know that if the kids had a choice they would choose a parent to pick them up. I have booked mediation as I don't feel I can trust anything my ex says regarding the kids whereas I have always been honest and upfront- my real question is if this escalated to court regarding a shared care order, would I have a high chance of being the main caregiver due to my circumstances being more settled for the children? Bearing in mind I was the main care giver for most of their lives and was forced to leave the family home? I'm just curious as to my chances of this being resolved in the kids favour. He loves them dearly as they do him and I would never refuse access but would this be the case in court?
Olben - 7-Jan-17 @ 4:52 PM
I've been separated from my partner of 15 years for about a year, we have children 8 & 3. He has this week moved into a new house with the girl he had an affair with and got pregnant while we were together (only been with her a matter of weeks as a couple, not together at the time I left or all this year) he did not tell me or the children of his move, my 8 year old has refused to go to his house last week as doesn't feel comfortable with this female and also told me his dad always shouts at him and breaks things in anger- which he was very volatile in our relationship even to the point I've had police involved in some occasions. He is now even more upset that his dads moved without telling him and is refusing to stay with his dad in the new house. I am being blamed for keeping his child away from him but I'm not forcing him to do something he doesn't want to do, we have a separation agreement signed saying he has kids every Tuesday night and every other weekend but I don't know what to do if my children don't want I go anymore. Any advice???
Ema - 7-Jan-17 @ 3:01 PM
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help with this. I have shared care for my 3 children. We hand off through the school all the time so very rarely do we as parents get together which is good and works for me. The trouble is my 2 eldest have ADHD and are prescribed medicine. I am wanting the dr's to give us both prescriptions for the children. Are they legally meant to do so? Does anyone know?? Thanks
Ade - 6-Jan-17 @ 5:33 PM
HI, my ex wife has decided she is moving 100 miles away & taking our 12 year daughter with her, she hasn't told me of these plans and I only found out by seeing for sale sign outside the house, I see my daughter on a regular basis and am very upset by this, a big problem is our child has very recently told us she is transgender and needs a lot of support which I am giving her, her mother on the other hand isn't on board fully and is trying to convince her its a faze, the timing of this move is all wrong as I and everyone else believes that the support of friends and family at this time is crucial, my child has told her mother point blank that she doesn't want to go and that she wants to live with me, would I have strong case in court? my ex is having none of it and insist that a fresh start would be the best thing.
worrieddad - 6-Jan-17 @ 10:45 AM
When my daughter was born, both my partner and I agreed I would return to work, as his job was making him ill. We have now split and she lives with him, though I see her everyday and have her every weekend. I now want to leave work to take care of her as I am finding it very hard being apart from her. Do I have the right to take her?
Bob - 5-Jan-17 @ 11:24 PM
I have a child in England. His mum toke him away from Portugal, where we are from without my authorization. I want to get full custody of my child. Do I need to go to england to do it so?
Help - 5-Jan-17 @ 4:58 PM
Tori - Your Question:
My parents have divorced 3/4 years ago, I'm now 19 and my brother is 16, my dad has full care of us as my mother refuses to have us. My dads health is rocky and his life has been on hold since the divorce. In order to get well and move on with his life some shared care of my brother is needed, she still refuses for no real reason. Is there any law or orders that can be put in place for shared care to be put in place.

Our Response:
I'm afraid the court will not impose shared care on a parent who does not wish to care for their child.
ChildSupportLaws - 5-Jan-17 @ 2:21 PM
I've been separated for 3 years and have 2 kids aged 7 and 9. I work full time and have either 3 or 4 days off thereafter. Since my kids were born and including now, my ex has worked part time on my days off. Saves any child minders. I've looked after them on my days off fully since they were born, and they live with me overnight. The problems arise when my ex decides she doesn't want to give me them certain days as either doesn't suit or she's trying to hurt me by keeping them.. I haven't saw them for 8 days now, when usually at most its 5. Since separation 3 years ago my ex texts me on a weekly basis telling me when i get the kids. My question is can i tell her when i get kids, and keep them for an extra day here or there when she stops me seeing them. They love staying with both parents. Ex is a controlling individual who has tobe in control. All im looking for is advice on who should make the decisions.
Peter1978 - 4-Jan-17 @ 11:26 PM
My parents have divorced 3/4 years ago, I'm now 19 and my brother is 16,my dad has full care of us as my mother refuses to have us. My dads health is rocky and his life has been on hold since the divorce. In order to get well and move on with his life some shared care of my brother is needed, she still refuses for no real reason. Is there any law or orders that can be put in place for shared care to be put in place.
Tori - 4-Jan-17 @ 10:01 PM
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