[Solved] C100 PROHIBITED STEPS
I am going to apply for a prohibited steps order owing to emotional & verbal abuse suffered by my 2 children aged 7 and 14.
The family court said I could call them and go for an emergency hearing or wait the standard time 4-6 weeks.
I was not 100% sure if I ask for an emergency hearing do I need to fill out the C1A form ( I have done this in case ).
My mediator has stamped the form to say I attended mediation.
if you think the abuse is very bad, then apply for emergency hearing. court process is so drawn out. could take up to 4-6 months if theres no serious issues.
Excellent advice thanks I have now instructed a solicitor to send the document to proofread it as such. It's on the emergency basis and I am aware over time the Judge may request notes from Social services and the police.
Be careful before using a solicitor and you got to be absolutely sure the threshold has been breached for emotional abuse to your children. it could be a very expensive process . are police and social services involved already
Yes, the police 2 weeks ago told my ex-wife's partner to leave the property where they live. He has kept away from them so far the verbal and emotional abuse is factual and very evident. Voice recordings and SMS and emails. My ex acknowledges the verbal abuse but says he does not mean it and such like. Social services are involved as are the school using the CARA system.
The 20th is the date for the first prohibited steps meeting.