My 2 year old granddaughter & her mother (B) have been living with me, my son (J) and my partner for a year. B is not English and the relationship has been bad between her and my son for a long time, (she fell pregnant 6 weeks into the relationship and they have struggled as a couple).
She has just announced she is going to move to her family in Italy with the child. It is not a good setup for a child, she did this before and came back because it was so awful but now she says its for good.
I discovered that last time this happened my son paid for legal advise but in the end she still left without any custody agreement and she made visiting very difficult.
Can anybody tell me how to start the custody process? I've found a lot of conflicting information - some you pay, some you don't. My son recently lost his business and money is a problem which is why they've been staying with me.
We are heartbroken but feel completely powerless. B is a very difficult person to deal with and has a foul temper so we all walk on eggshells to keep life calm for my GD.
I will find some money if we need to but how do we navigate the system?
Thank you for reading this. I'm at work crying my eyes out!!!
Tatti Mon 02-Oct-23 10:53:05
Shelflife Mon 02-Oct-23 11:13:22
March Mon 02-Oct-23 11:18:49
paddyann54 Mon 02-Oct-23 11:21:20
maddyone Mon 02-Oct-23 11:25:48
Callistemon21 Mon 02-Oct-23 11:37:19
BlueBelle Mon 02-Oct-23 11:39:37
Tatti Mon 02-Oct-23 11:54:31
Tatti Mon 02-Oct-23 12:05:29
Theexwife Mon 02-Oct-23 12:06:12
Smileless2012 Mon 02-Oct-23 12:11:35
March Mon 02-Oct-23 12:13:25
Tatti Mon 02-Oct-23 12:54:43
Smileless2012 Mon 02-Oct-23 13:04:07
Siope Mon 02-Oct-23 13:30:44
Glorianny Mon 02-Oct-23 13:38:41
Hithere Mon 02-Oct-23 13:51:04
Nanatoone Mon 02-Oct-23 14:00:53
Nanatoone Mon 02-Oct-23 14:01:40
Glorianny Mon 02-Oct-23 14:27:31
Ilovecheese Mon 02-Oct-23 14:43:24
Callistemon21 Mon 02-Oct-23 14:49:20
Callistemon21 Mon 02-Oct-23 14:49:51
maddyone Mon 02-Oct-23 14:59:39
Tatti Mon 02-Oct-23 15:22:09