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13 Apr 12 #323508 by witsend66
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My ex has changed courts to avoid getting the same Cafcass Officer, she said the last one disliked her.

This is a new hearing in which my ex hopes to reduce my contact, will the new Cafcass Officer request the original case file from the previous officer, does anyone know?

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13 Apr 12 #323537 by Emma8485
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Hi the Cafcass Officer doesnt depend on the court unless its miles away, there are only so many Cafcass officers and I am told that it depends on the area in which the child lives, I would also think if a Cafcass officer is familiar with the case then it may not be changed.

I thought the court had to give permission for a change to another court so she must have given a better reason than that?

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16 Apr 12 #324080 by witsend66
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The solicitors letter states the the case has been moved from the local magistrates court to the local family court at the request of her client. It doesn''t mention anything about having to apply to the court for permission or requesting permission from me.
Although the distance is close the local family court seem to be represented by a different branch of Cafcass. The letter that came from Cafcass to say they would be doing a report for the courts came from Coventry where as I attended Northampton Cafcass offices when the original report was done.
It doesn''t detail why she is changing courts I am just presuming because the previous outcome was not as she had hoped and she blamed that on the Cafcass Officer who handled the case.
I am self repping this time because I just cant afford to do all the travelling and pay for a solicitor, so any advise would be great.

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