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18 Apr 12 #324746 by Mr Man
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Since my son has reached the age of 2 he now stays with me every other weekend for the whole weekend. The current contact order is out of date so I wish for a new one to be drawn up to mirror the current arrangements.
His mother agrees with the new contact details but we both agree that we should get a new contact order in place for all parties involved.I would rather try and sort it out without the use of a solicitor as money is tight.
Do i need to fill in a form C100? and will we both need to attend court? even though we both agree.
Any information would be of use. Thanks

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18 Apr 12 #324755 by Emma8485
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Hi if you both agree then I dont know why you feel that you need an order? It all sounds quite amicable and the court have a "no order" principle.

Additionally court time is costly and precious with peopole waiting weeks for hearings so if you dont need to go to the effort and expense then you could manage without one?

But yes c100 is the application form.

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18 Apr 12 #324773 by MissTish1
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I agree with Emma. If things are amicable and you both agree with the contact arrangements then there is no need to go back to Court. If in the future you want to increase contact further and incorporate things like holidays, Christmases etc and your ex doesn''t agree, then you could apply to vary your existing contact order.

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18 Apr 12 #324777 by Joe2020
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The C100 is really only if the ex won;t agree.
In your situation I would get a solicitor to draw up a contact agreement which he would then send to the court and ask for this to be converted to a legally binding Consent Order.
I expect he will need to quote your court case number from before.

A C100 is around £250 which shouldn''t be much different from what a solicitor would cost.

On the other hand I''m wondering if you could by-pass a solicitor and draw up your own contact agreement and send this to court.

You need to try and find out.

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18 Apr 12 #324793 by Mr Man
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unfortunately the situation is far from amicable, and his mother has on more than one occasion threatened with reverting back to the original contact order. Like Joe2020 has mentioned maybe I could draw the agreement up myself and send it to the court direct for a new ammended contact order. But how I go about this i''m not sure, Maybe a phone call to the familys court might shed light on it.

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