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My husbands been called to be a witness in a long running dispute that’s been dragged to the courts. It’s affected us both so I really want to go and see the end of it and bring closer to that part of our lives. My question is do I take my 5 year old son who suffers badly from seperation or do I leave him with his nan and grandpa where I know he will be ok and safe just not 100 percent happy? I’m fighting within myself we could be all day waiting for courts or we could be in and out in a couple of hours. We will be gone at least 1 night.

Posted by anon, 22/11/13

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  • I’d keep him out of it! Courts are not a friendly place and definitely not a place for a 5 year old!

  • there are some good comments here

  • no dont take him leave with nan

  • No don’t take him, it can be very mentally disturbing for any child to experience this situation.

  • Did you decide to take or leave him?

  • I’d have to say I don’t think i’d take him. It’s not really a place for kids.

  • I wouldn’t take him along

  • Did you decide to take him with you or not?

  • i would leave him with your grandparents

  • Mouth of Mums this is Not my question yet I keep getting notifications that their are more answers on my question…so I hope whoever asked this question is gdetting their notifications Thankyou xxxx

  • I agree – leave him with the grandparents.

  • Leave him with his Granparents – He’s 100% safe like you said so there is nothing to worry about.

  • Leave him with his loving grandparents where he is safe warm and probably getting spoilt as The Court is no place for a 5yo and I have seen many a judge ask that a child be removed from the courtroom when doing Jury duty………it is boring for them and if the judge asks that he leaves the room well your going to have to go with him anyway so grandparents where he knows the environment &routine for sure!!!goodluck at court too xxxxx

  • Leave him with his grandparents, i don’t think it would be appropriate for him to be at Court, especially if it could be an all day thing.

  • Its not appropriate for children to be in a court room. You will want to be able to support and attend to your husband and that cannot hapoen if you need to deal with your sons needs. keave him with the grandparents. It will give you the head space to d2al with what you need to

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