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Bill337
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These videos were done by Ministry of Justice:

The First Hearing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woVeTe2_Ga8

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Topic starter Posted : 23/01/2020 5:08 pm
Bill337
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Preparing for a full hearing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM2LAgz2a4I

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Topic starter Posted : 23/01/2020 5:13 pm

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Bill337
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it's good suspense. especially if ex thinks she got one over you and your going to blow more money on a lawyer. she turns up to court with a paid for lawyer, and you turn up by yourself :p :p :p

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Topic starter Posted : 02/03/2020 10:55 pm
WolfLane
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About to self represent for the second time to amend an order and address a breach of the existing order. I want to increase time from every other weekend, every Tuesday overnight, half of all school holidays to 50:50. I have good reasons for the change, I’m a deputy headteacher with no concerns in any aspect of my parenting. There would be no changes to the children’s existing arrangements. However mum is trying to alienate the children from me, lots of evidence, she won’t communicate in relation to the children, didn’t attend mediation and is looking to try every trick. She has a solicitor who sends threatening letters, which are based on inaccurate information. I’m looking for any advice/ guidance when representing myself. Strategy, approach would be appreciated

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Posted : 01/04/2020 8:15 pm

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Bill337
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hi,

its quite tough self-representing. I did it recently. just felt cornered most of the time. worst part is when ex's lawyer tries to wind you up, by making lot of false statements to the court lol. you have to stay calm and try not to react. its good to try negotiate with ex before you go into the court room.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/04/2020 1:37 am
warwickshire1
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I would if you havent applied to family courts yet consider waiting until life gets back to normal . If your ex sees a court application go in she will be even more hostile with risk of contact been obstructed. Also hearings are been done by skype email etc and some hearings dont go ahead at all. I only advise this as you got a fairly good contact arrangement in place currently and been a deputy teacher i am sure you are very anxious day to day with whats happening in our country as it is

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Posted : 02/04/2020 2:07 am

Danny229
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Hi there

My ex has claimed DV. We have been separated 6 yrs and I have had reg contact with my son since however September 2019 I had an accident and couldn’t pay CSA and it got nasty, she stopped me seeing him.

I finally got the matter to court August 2020 where she now claimed DV out of no where she was ordered to completed a C1a, she failed so do this was reordered to do it on the 26/08 so that I could reply for the next hearing. That is now today at 11.30 what are my rights that’s now 3 months she has has now to send this I can’t even defend myself because I don’t know what I am supposed to of done this is the reason she said she has stopped me seeing my son.

Has anyone got any advice thanks

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Posted : 02/11/2020 11:41 am
irf
 irf
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Hi
Last year I got non molestation order and in this order two families were nominated to facilitate meeting with children but my separated wife knew that these families are travelling abroad to live therefore, i could not see my children. I want to make a complain to the family court.
Please can someone let me know about the procedure

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Posted : 07/11/2020 1:36 am

how contact centres work

Bill337
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@irf hi. Has the non mol expired? Even if it's running I think you will need to apply for a childs arrangements order, and  explain what has happened.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/04/2021 3:21 pm
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