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23 Jan 11 #247017 by happyagain
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Does anyone know how much it costs to submit a form C2? Also, can anyone advise as to what it is my partner should state he is applying for? He already has a contact order regarding his children but communications have completely broken down over the past 9 months between him and his ex. He has been advised to have no contact with her by the police as she is keen to accuse him of harassment. She has eventually written to his sol to state that she will not attend mediation (she agreed in court), she will only agree to 4 weeks hols (not the 5 that she agreed to discuss in mediation), and that she feels that my partner is constantly asking for 'add-ons'. This is true i suppose in her eyes, but we did not really believe that she would turn down a request for my partner to see his children fo an hour on their birthdays. Her response to this (via sol) was that its not in the contact order therefore it isn't happening.
My partner is now self-repping due to lack of funds once again but we need to have a more water-tight agreement so there can be no more arguments or having to write to her to gain agreement for set weeks (which she ignores until the 3rd or 4th letter).
Any advice much appreciated

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23 Jan 11 #247035 by zonked
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I believe £180 for the C2.

He would be asking to 'vary an existing contact order'.

Below is an example proposal i have cut/pasted which might help you prepare for court.


6.Alternate Christmas holidays -
If Fathers Christmas Day, Father has Xxxxx from 10am on the 24th December until 5.30-6pm on the 27th December.
If Mothers Christmas Day, Father has Xxxxx from 10am on the 29th December until 5.30-6pm on the 2nd January.


7.One week (7 nights) in the school Easter holidays.


8.One week (7 nights) in the school summer holidays, unless otherwise agreed the first week in August.

9.One week (7 nights) at the Autumn Half-Term.

10.All holidays that are not already fixed, be agreed by the end of January each year.

In addition, it would be useful if you can get the court to give you permission to take the children abroad without constantly asking for permission from the ex. Some provision for exchange of passports in the order would also be helpful.

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23 Jan 11 #247039 by happyagain
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Thanks zonked, that's really useful. My partner had leave to review within 12 months of the order and it was issued last April. Do the same fees still apply?

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23 Jan 11 #247042 by zonked
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I think that rather than use the C2 an alternative idea would be to write to the court clerk and request a further Directions hearing.

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23 Jan 11 #247045 by happyagain
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Is that as straightforward as it sounds? Writing a letter to someone sounds rather civil, not at all like all the form filling and unpleasantness we've had over the past 2 years!

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23 Jan 11 #247056 by zonked
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Im suggesting something along the lines of:

The Clerk
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RE: CASE NO 123543


I am the applicant in the above family law case. At the last hearing on 1 April 2010, His Honour Judge Smith made a contact order giving both parties liberty to return to court, within a 12 month period, should it be felt necessary to review arrangements.

Sadly, Ms Jones (respondent) and I have been unable to agree holiday and other arrangments around contact.

I therefore ask that my case be listed for a further review hearing.

Yours faithfully


I think that this will mean circumventing the C2 form and save the £180. I may be wrong hut I think it might work and is worth a try before submitting the C2.

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23 Jan 11 #247065 by .Charles
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The current fee for a free standing application is £200. If there are ongoing proceedings and an application is made within those proceedings, the fee is £90.

Charles

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