The sad thing, Stilly, is that it appears to be purely tactical motivation from your wife's side .... Too bad she's making her daughter so unhappy & confused!
Too damn right! At each side I am hemmed in, can't be unpleasant at my wife's 'home' (used to be mine too!) - can't be too late or too early in carrying out the consent order. Can't take Sarah. Not covered in the original consent order. Why? Because I might NOT BE HER FATHER!
Looked after that woman - held her hand whilst she had the baby - cared for same baby (bottles, nappies, sickness, etc) - looked after baby when mother hospitalised twice for mental illness - planned - paid bills - tried to cover mortgage - ignored own descent in life-threating depression - did the goddamn lot.
Guess who got to walk away from that house with nowhere to go and all their possessions in one handy bag and his childreb bawling their eyes out watching him go?