Kathy - posted on 03/26/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hi forum members,
Can lesbians in Melbourne please help us find the lesbian women known under the court pseudonyms of "Roberts" and "Meadowbank"? They were taken to court in similar circumstances to those we now face and they succeeded in gaining recognition of their roles as legitimate parents, whereas we are facing serious difficulty in gaining similar recognition in our current case.
My partner and I are a lesbian couple and we are the birth mother and co-mother of a lovely 5 year old boy.
We have always mistakenly been lead to believe that we must allow our son to spend overnights with his sperm donor dad and his aggressive new partner.
We went along with this demand for years, even though our child begged not to have to stay away from us, because we were informed by a counsellor that we had to let him stay with his "dad."
The "dad' have recently demanded that we give them 50/50 split of our son's time, and he doesn't want to go to stay this amount of time and has said so over and over.
When we refused they have taken us to court. In the first court session the judge acknowledged under the law that we are the legal parents of our child and have sole parental responsibility. However, we were ordered to see a "Single Expert" for the court and she has now written a report saying we are all fit and capable parents and that she supports the "Dads" request for increasing overnights.
Our son has told us and another psychologist that he sees our home as his primary home. However, the Court Psychologist has gone over this to order 50/50 shared care.
There were two similar cases in Melbourne and the pseudonym names of the cases were "Wilson and Roberts" and "Reiby and Meadowbank"
Any help in getting in touch with these women would be greatly appreciated!
Desperate Sydney Mum's