Hi. More advice needed please. Following an assault on me by my STBX which was witnessed by my daughter the pice have gone a bit quiet re whether or not she is being charged but social devices have visited at both homes and said they do have some concerns. Mainly around her anger issues and her chastisement of the kids. I have applied for residence stating that I have concerns for their welfare. Question .... How long will it take to get to court snd eill the judge hear from the social ? They intend to see the kids again in school.
Thanks in advance.
A normal application would take about a month to get to first hearing from handing in your C100 (and C1A). It will probably be about 6 months before a final hearing is scheduled and a decision is made.
You may be able to make a time abridged application, which in my case took 2 weeks. The disadvantage of this was that CAFCASS hadn''t had time to do their safeguarding checks so nothing got done towards the residence issue at the first hearing. If you do this you also fill in form C2
If your concerns are very serious, for example the children are at imminent risk of harm (which it doesn''t sound like from the situation you''ve described) you may be able to get an ex parte residence order. Unless there are more serious concerns though, I would suggest this is probably not too likely.
Thanks for the info. Have a solicitor but trying to do as much as possible myself. STBX assaulted me whilst i was holding my daughter and has confirmed this to social services so I''m hoping I won''t have to wait too long for court but wanted to get an idea.