Hi. Never used a forum before so i may well be asking for help in the complete wrong place but...
I am taking the ex to court to get access to my 17 month old son. Who has been taken by his mother to an address that i do not know and i have seen him once for 2 hours in a play area in 12 weeks. Anyway..mediation recommend i take thus straight to court as she has previously moved to spain with another of her children when he was a baby. I am concerned this could possibly happen again. Maybe not spain but somewhere that will make it very difficult to see my son if and when i can find him.
Can anyone advise how to fill out section 5a on the c100 form??
Also am i silly to think i can go to court without a solicitor or any help.?
I would assume having a solicitor is preferable although the form asks whether you have one or not so maybe this is something at the stage of filling the form out that could be revisited after submitting it
It’s also worth noting if you are named on the child’s birth certificate the other parent cannot take the child out of the country without your permission
yes, you can self represent, and there are plenty of dads on here who have done just that, so there's a fair bit of experience you can draw on here is you do self represent, in which case the only cost is the application fee, which is about £215 (can anyone confirm it's still at this cost?)