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Changing school. 3 weeks 1 day ago #98686

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Ex wants to change child’s school to one very close to her where all her friends go.

There is a 50/50 court order in place.

Our child has behaviour problems and she is using this as an excuse to move him. The school is doing everything it can to help him.

He has siblings in this school.

She’s threatening me with court yet again what’s the chances she will win this?

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Changing school. 3 weeks 1 day ago #98688

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Hi there

If you have a 50/50 shared care arrangement in place, that means your child lives with both of you, she shouldn’t make such decisions without consultation with you.

The fact that he is having problems is another reason why any move should be given serious consideration, as it may not be in his best interests to unsettle him.

Again, if he has siblings at the school, that’s another reason that should favour him staying there.

It’s not possible to predict outcomes, but I would say you have an equal chance of stopping it.

If it were me I wouldn’t wait around for her to make the first move. I would seriously consider making an urgent application to court to prevent her from moving him. The application would be for a Prohibited Steps Order and would be applied for with form C100.

It’s a lot to think about, but if you have any questions please just ask.

All the best

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Changing school. 3 weeks 1 day ago #98693

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None of it is in his interest in the slightest.

She just wants to move him because of her own needs.

I’m waiting for mediation papers before anything, as Iv already contacted education and his school.

Sent letters to both and been told they will stop any application proceeding.

I’m not new to this she does it every 12 month take me to court for one thing or another.

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Changing school. 3 weeks 1 day ago #98694

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I think you helped me last time she took me mojo. :)

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Changing school. 3 weeks 1 day ago #98696

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Yep I’m still here helping when and where I can! It’s a good move to get the authorities involved and great that they will block any applications... it gives you breathing space at least.

If you make an urgent application, you can bypass mediation, but if she’s aware that you have the backing of the school she may well back down... or not.

Best of luck with it and keep us posted.

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