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How long to get a court hearing.

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02 Aug 12 #347000 by missguided
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On Tue we attended a mediation introductory session to discuss where our son will be attending school, he starts in Sept. For at least the next year i want to keep him in private (in school currently at, stbx wants him in state primary. I have already posted about this seperately.

However, despite agreeing to mediation (1st session 20th Aug) i have just received a letter from his solicitor saying that unless i agree to what stbx wants then they will be applying for a court hearing to try and stop son attending his current school in Sept.

Can anyone tell me roughly how long it takes to get a hearing, is it likely to be before Sept?
What is process, is it a 1 day thing or would we both have to fill in statements in advance etc.

I am so furious and upset that it has come to this, clearly there was never any intention to mediate,he just wanted the form so could apply to court.


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10 Aug 12 #348636 by .Charles
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In matters such as this it is possible to obtain an emergency hearing date in order that the order can be put into place before the start of the school year. If an emergency application is made, the hearing could be a week or two after that - or sooner if the court diary is clear.


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