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Cafcass ( massive issue) 1 week 6 days ago #96639

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You don’t have to use form C120, it’s just a way of keeping your samantha on point, but it’s perfectly ok for you to write your own. You could use the questions on the form as a rough guide to help you keep on point.

I’ll find the links and post them for you.

Try not to stress out, the courts understand that statements, written by applicants without a solicitors help, might no be as professional.

Just keep to the facts, try and keep it in chronological order and definitely keep it child focused. If the order has asked you to respond to certain aspects of your case, try and stick to that.

It’s usual to write out a rough draft of your statement a few times,making amendments and tidying it up each time, before you get a statement that you are happy with.

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Cafcass ( massive issue) 1 week 6 days ago #96640

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Here's some links to info about how to structure statements and also a template that you can use.

www.thecustodyminefield.com/flapp/positionstatements.html

Template ~

media.wix.com/ugd/69743a_6f5457e9a07b43a...ith%20questions.docx

www.thecustodyminefield.com/flapp/statement.html

A good website with info in plain english, some court videos to watch too.

www.mfjc.co.uk

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Cafcass ( massive issue) 1 week 5 days ago #96645

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Thanks alot mojo,
That was very helpful ,
Ine strange question,
I do write poam somtimes and i wrote somthing for my son,
Is that ok to add it to the final statment,

I really can't wait to have a positive outcome.

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Cafcass ( massive issue) 1 week 5 days ago #96657

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As lovely as that is, I don't think you should include it in your statement.

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Cafcass ( massive issue) 1 week 4 days ago #96662

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Thanks for your advice ,
I was so excited to put it but i will listen to your advice and not do it,
Any reason why?
I can't even attach it to the end of my statment and just mention it???

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Cafcass ( massive issue) 1 week 2 days ago #96706

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It isn't really relevant, it's a lovely thought though. If you really want to attach it to the end of your statement, of course you can... it's your statement at the end of the day. I just don't think it would serve any purpose in terms of your case.

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Cafcass ( massive issue) 1 week 1 day ago #96715

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I agree with mojo - the court papers ideally need to be as concise as possible, so it's better that any content is directly relevant to your case.

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