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04 Feb 10 #182784 by reann
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hi all and thank you in advance, how long can it take from issuing procedings for contact to get to court for a hearing.

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04 Feb 10 #182794 by Notgiving up
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Hi there, my situation is I applied for joint residence in May last year, court mucked up first date (early july when I was out of the country and knew the dates) Second one (mid aug) ex changed as she was away, but managed the weeke before to make a 200 mile journey to sort finances out, and finally got Directions hearing begining of sept. Court ordered CAFCASS report, 20 weeks, heard begining of jan CAFCASS unable to complete report so a further 10 week delay, so next court will be apr, but know ex is away again so no doubt she will apply to the court once again. From there on I still do not know how long it will take, but no doubt will be bnearly a year before overnight conacct is re-instated. I know this doesnt sound good, but the courts/CAFCASS are slow and overwhelmed. Good luck for your application

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04 Feb 10 #182796 by zonked
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About 4-6 weeks.

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