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21 Jul 12 #344516 by Jenniferisathome
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Can I apply direct to court for a residence order for my 10 yr old son without using a solicitor? He currently lives with his father under difficult circumstances.

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21 Jul 12 #344524 by jumpingthroughhoops
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Yes,You need to fill out form C100,and a C1a if you you believe there to be any risk to child. Forms available online. Print 3 copies and take down to your local court with the fee (which was £175 when I did it but may have gone up. form EX160A will tell you if you need to pay or qualify for reduced or none payment.

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21 Jul 12 #344543 by u6c00
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That''s correct, form C100. The charge is £200 now but can be waived if you''re on income-related benefits.

You have to fill in the form in triplicate, so I would suggest going to the HMCTS (Her Majesty''s Courts and Tribunals Service) web site. You can download a pdf file from there which you can fill in on the computer and print 3 copies.

You don''t need a solicitor to do this for you, the start of the process is quite easy, though you may want or need a solicitor further down the line.

Also, proof-read your form before you fill it in. Get someone else to do it for you. When I printed mine off, certain boxes that had been ticked didn''t print as ticked.

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