How can I keep contact with my two-year-old son as a separated father?

Ask the Expert: I am a single parent and only see him two days a week for five hours

“The important thing is to persist and not give up.” Photograph: iStock

“The important thing is to persist and not give up.” Photograph: iStock

Question: I am looking for advice for a particular problem I am facing with my son, who is 2½ years old. I am a single father and split up with his mother about one year ago.

His mother has only agreed to me seeing my son two days a week, for five hours each day – noon to 5pm. I have applied to court to try and get a judge to grant me more meaningful time with my son but the coronavirus has pushed the court dates back and it looks like it will be a year and a half before I get a hearing.

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