You will need to have Consent Orders prepared. These are a written agreement which states all arrangements related to the care of the children including who the children live with, visitation, shared living arrangements, religious instructions, health care and so on. Consent Orders are sealed by the Court making them binding on the parties which Read more about We believe we have reached an agreement as to care of the children and wish to formalise the agreement. What do we do now?[…]
You will first need try to resolve the matter through formal dispute resolution. If an agreement still cannot be reached, you will need to apply to the Court for Parenting Orders. The Court considers first and foremost the best interests of the child. They take into account many matters including the views of the children, Read more about We can’t agree. What now?[…]
If a party contravenes the Court orders, you should contact your solicitor. Options are to bring it to your former partner’s solicitor’s attention, attend dispute resolution or apply to the Court for enforcement of the orders, depending on the seriousness of the breach and it’s effect on you and the child or children..
Yes. Even if you no longer have contact with your children you still need to support them financially, if assessed or ordered to do so.
If your former partner agrees then you can. If they disagree then you will need to apply to the Court.