Recently, the local Police Family Violence Coordinator rang me on behalf of the ex, who has a Protection Order against me. He offered to mediate an upcoming contact, which to me wasn’t that bad anyway. I politely refused his offer on these two grounds:
1)It would undermine the legitimate pathways I have taken through the Family Court System to communicate the issue with the ex first, attend mediation, and the extra step I took in arranging a round table meeting. I showed the officer proof of this through email and a clipping of my next step in Making Application to Vary a Parenting Order.
2)I reminded him of a complaint I recently laid against Police. In brief the ex would contact Police say the Parenting Order says this and that I was breaching and demand Police assistance, and they would jump .On 6 occasions this happened and on those occasions I was required to show the Actual Orders or agreements and nothing eventuated. However the damage was done in respect of what the ex wanted. With this Police presence she would poison the childrens minds to sayings like “see, Dad must be the bad parent if the Police have to contact him all the time”. I requested on these grounds that I did not want anymore unnecessary Police presence in the childrens lives….Nec minuet… I pick up the kids and they inform me that they were questioned by police on not only issues relating to pick up and drop off but questions like “Which Parent would you rather live with”. I Contacted LFC who knew nothing about the interrogation.
On behalf of my relationship with my children is there anyone out there that has practical words of wisdom to lessen the pressure on my children.