Hi All, I have not had a day or night with my 6 year old since our break up 3 months ago. There is no current custody of children agreement and I have visited him at school twice. My ex abused the staff for allowing me to see him so much in front of my son (on a daily basis for an entire week) that in the interest of him not seeing that again I stopped going to the school. She has disowned her family and has no contact with mine as well. My son is locked away when not in school and convinced him it is necessary so I don't snatch him (I would never do this). She has taken up with a drug dealer who also hoards and has turned their place into a tip. I need to get him out of there. I have been going to mediation and it will still take up to and beyond 2 more months. There is no doubt I will be going to court to fight for custody but have been told I cannot be seen by the courts until mediation is finished or my ex stops going and I am issued with a 60i form. Mediation agree what she is doing is wrong. They also said over the phone there are other options I can pursue but they have to remain neutral so I have to find those options myself. Is there another option to get an interim custody agreement or to get the courts to see me now? I want to do things the right way but at the moment not going to mediation may get me into court quicker. I do not have money to pay a solicitor nor do I qualify for Legal Aid. I am also not willing to put my son into a tug of war by just taking him.