Dad was at a lawyers yesterday (finally!) to see about this. I spoke to him last night, he's really upset about doing this and is losing sleep over it.....I've tried to point out that it's for the best in the long run. He feels that he's taking away yet more of Mum's 'rights'. I don't know what to say to make him feel better about it. Solicitor also advised that he should put something in place for himself (due to his eyesight and the possibility he could lose it). For Mum it'll cost £150 which he doesn't have and won't take from me. He'll be struggling to come up with that but will manage. This means that another weekend he was going to take Mum away on will have to be postponed. I wish he'd take the money from me. They look after my daughter after school and won't take money from me, this is the very least I can do. I know he can do it himself, but he hates forms and wants to ensure it's done properly. It infuriates me that people that are known criminals can qualify for legal aid for yet another court appearance that the public have to pay for (I appreciate the need for legal aid however). You'd think there would be some sort of provision provided by the state to help people in these types of circumstances it seems so unfair. Just a bit of a rant, letting off steam...worries, whatever!