Representing a Mother who has suspended contact

Marie represented a Mother who had agreed contact through mediation, but following difficulties with the Father’s behaviour, had obtained a Non Molestation Injunction against him.

Contact was then agreed but there were further issues with the Father’s violent behaviour and Marie’s client stopped contact. The Father made an application to enforce, but because there had been a further incident of alleged domestic abuse by him, contact was suspended by the court for Cafcass reports to be filed.

A fact finding hearing has been listed, and the court also ordered psychiatric evidence on the Father to be filed before contact is re-considered.