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What docs can I include in Position Statement?

  • Giraffe
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18 Nov 09 #163008 by Giraffe
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I am the Applicant in a Residence Application and am having to self rep, due to finances.

I have until next week to finalise a Position Statement for the court and CAFCASS setting out
- Current Arrangements
- Proposal for changing the arrangements
- Likely benefit to the children

CAFCASS then have until January to speak to the children and make a report.

Whlst i think I'm happy enough with what I've said, I wondered if there would be any objection to me including a couple of tables which show far more clearly the current and proposed arrangements? (Attached)

A large part of my case is that the children's lives are very fragmented,

eg Monday: I take my children to school, Paternal Grandmother (PGr) collects children and looks after them til 7pm, ExH collects them from her house to take to his house for the evening.
Tues: PGr takes son to school, Daughter walks to school, I collect son and he stays overnight, Daughter walks to PGr until 7pm etc etc

Thsi is so much clearer when colour coded in a small chart. Would that be permissible in court documents???

Thanks for any guidance.

Attachment residence_chart.xls not found


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19 Nov 09 #163376 by Butnotnow
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Hi, not sure if it is or isnt but I agree that trying to write down this type of thing can be difficult and often a chart can make things seem much clearer. My advice is to include it and reference to it in the Statement so the Judge can look if they are not clear on what you are saying. I am sure if the Judge does not want to see it they will simply ignore it, I am likely to have to go down a similar route next year myself.

Hope this helps. Jim

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19 Nov 09 #163379 by birdy123
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Yeah, you can attach it. You need to refer to it in the pos statement as "Exhibit [your initials] 1" and then at the end of your statement do a court header, and in the tramlines write "This is Exhbit [your initials] 1 referred to in the statement dated XXX" and then sign it, with your chart behind.

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20 Nov 09 #163629 by Giraffe
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Thanks to you both. Feel a bit more comfortable now. :)

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