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13 Aug 12 #349196 by kotum45
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If a CAFCASS is report recommends a specialist assesment by a therapist as they are not qualified and if they recommended a therapist who is not available to file his report before the court date, should I adjourn the hearing?

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13 Aug 12 #349211 by u6c00
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You could write to the court asking for the hearing to be adjourned because the evidence will not be available for that hearing. Send a copy to the other party too, who may agree or disagree.

The court will then decide on whether the hearing will go ahead or not.

Their decision will probably depend on whether there are other issues which may be dealt with without having that evidence, and whether allowing proceedings to be delayed will benefit the child (it usually doesn''t!).

Hope that helps, it''s a bit difficult to give specific advice without more knowledge of the case.

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