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Wife left family home in cyprus taking daughter to scotland

by Jason / Posted 15/05/2010 / Updated 19/05/2010

In november last year my wife removed my daughter of 11 months from our family home in cyprus and returned to the uk (scotland). Since then I have had no contact with my daughter who is now 18 months old. Every single day i wake up with a hollow feeling inside and deep sadness at all i have missed out on i so wanted to be there for her when she said her first words and took her first steps. Since that the time i last saw her a lot has gone on her mother had me arrested on trumped up charges of breach of the peace and i have spent 6 months on bail under extreme pressure and stress. I sought council in scotland and cyprus and they both said i had a strong case for parental abuduction but I have instead choose to go down the cival route in scotland for my daughters sake and strangly enough for my partners sake as I am sure our marriage breakdown was caused by undiagnosed post natal depression and I have no wish to add to the mental issues with the stress of an international case. She is the mother of my daughter and her well being is as much my concern as my daughters. The problem is that it is a long drawn out process and the logistics are making it hard to establish contact. I only hope it gets resolved soon as i am already looking at re-establishing my relationship with my little girl. Yet still I count myself lucky as I know were she is and she is young enough for this not to be effecting her to much. I am upset that the british legal system seems to be protecting her as someone who has comitted abduction and has no hope to offer a kind and caring man who just wants to be a good Dad.

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