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I don't think you being a bit nervous, or being asked to move on to the next thing by the judge, are detrimental to you. Being nervous is perfectly understandable, and the judge would expect you to be nervous and would not make any negative view from that. The judge is there to take all the information and make an assessment of who he thinks is telling the truth about the allegations. He will take into consideration everything over the past three days, not just the final submissions today, so don't worry too much.
It sounds to me as though the judge has a good handle on everything that is going on. You are clearly stating the mother is a good mother and the children should stay with her, and you just want to spend time with them. I think it is highly likely that you will be able to achieve this, but of course, we do have to wait for the judge to give his findings on the allegations made, which is what the fact finding has been all about. But even if some of the findings are made against you, it won't necessarily mean that you won't get contact.
In my experience, the court only stops contact in really serious cases where harm has already been caused to the children, and it doesn't sound like that is the circumstance that you are in.
From your explanation it seems to me the judge was just trying to get the barrister to establish the category of allegation the mother was saying this was. It is just so that when the judge gives his judgment he can clearly state what his finding on that point is. It is nothing to worry about - more that the judge wanted a clear statement as to what allegation the mother was actually making.
The whole point of the fact finding is to decide on the allegations - so it is natural the mother put forward her views, as you did yours. It is up to the judge to now decide on the balance of probability, what he believes happened.
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