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Hearing Extension - How to request court

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15 Oct 12 #361015 by InnerPeace
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Hi all,

I have my Child contact hearing on 7 November, I am Acting in Person, CAFCASS was supposed to submit their report by OCt 24 to the court but they have delayed and will be submitting 1 day before i.e. Nov 5 2012 to the court,

Since I am Acting in person, I would have liked atleast a day or two to review CAFCASS report and prepare myself, but with CAFCASS submitting their report on 5 Nov and hearing scheduled on 6 Nov, it doesnt give me enough time to go through CAFCASS report, prepare myself and my direct barrister who will represent myself.

Can I apply to court stating above reason to atleast extend the hearing for 1 day if possible?

I am not asking for weeks or months extension just 1 day so that ican prepare myself.

I am the Petitioner for Residence, interim residence was granted to my but ex-husband wants shared residence, we have 3 years old child.

Thanks,

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15 Oct 12 #361099 by InnerPeace
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any reply please???

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16 Oct 12 #361232 by InnerPeace
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Hi all,

Can anyone please reply and let me know?
This is very urgent, please?

I tried calling the wikivorce number but no response from them too :(

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16 Oct 12 #361239 by For real
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BUMP!!!

Can anyone offer advice to this person please....

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16 Oct 12 #361242 by tiredandirritated
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If it was me I would just contact the court manager and ask their advise

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16 Oct 12 #361298 by Emma8485
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Is it a full s.7 Cafcass report? If it is, then they are supposed to let you know whats in it prior to the hearing - no recommendations in a Cafcass report should come as a shock to you - the officer told us that - we had two done, and although we recieved both at very short notice prior to the hearing we knew what was in them - a decent barrister may only need an hour or so before the hearing to consider the report depending on what issues there are and what recommnedations there are?

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17 Oct 12 #361405 by AlannasAdventure
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Hiya, from my experience in court process its unlikely they would even be able to give a day''s extension due to court listings. If it was adjourned it would probably be weeks.

However I dont think Barrister''s generally need or have alot of time to review the case normally, so long as you have time to read it yourself before you discuss it with the barrister.

Hope that helps?

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