My husband and I are on the verge of separating. We have a 1 year old son. He's claiming that I have anger issues and if I see a therapist he will try to make our relationship work. We've been arguing a lot but I am not depressed, nor do I have anger issues (I work and maintain solid friendships and family life). During previous arguments he's said that he wants full custody and he will only let me see my son when supervised if we divorce. Yet he's been more than happy for me to solely care for our son during mat leave (where I was still paying 50:50 for everything. I am tempted to agree to his terms and see a therapist as can't bear the thought of not seeing my son every day. Would seeing a therapist impact a custody battle if we did end up divorcing? Could he use it against me in future?
Thank you for your enquiry.
Please may I suggest we have a quick chat over the phone as there are quite a few complexities in your query but I would advise you not to agree to anything until we speak or until you get proper advice.
Rest assured he cannot unilaterally dictate what “custody” you should have or, how much or little contact you are entitled to.
Please do get in touch when it is convenient to talk or let me know when it is a good time to call. You can reach us on 0203 959 9123.
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