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Making changes to a child arrangement order

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07 Oct 15 #467742 by homealone12
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Hello - could some confirm how I can go about making changes to a child arrangement order. For the previous case I was the applicant.

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07 Oct 15 #467744 by rubytuesday
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What sort of changes? Do you ahve the agreement of the other parent?

You would need to apply for a variation on the existing order, setting out why the variation is necessary and in the best interests of the child/ren.

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07 Oct 15 #467745 by homealone12
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we have arrangements in place around pick up and collection times but these were based on previous school / nursery timings. Now that these have changed, my ex-wife is making unilateral decisions around school / nursery times which are impacting my working hours significantly.

As much as I love spending time with my children, and have had to go to court to get this time, I''m already taking away from my working hours and this is impacting my career.

The job I have allows me to pay the full mortgage on my FMH (where I have lived for over three years and isn''t cheap) and obviously child maintenance.

I can agree to defined hours, but not at my ex-wife''s whim, and as it stands our relationship has degenerated to a point where we cant even speak with each other

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07 Oct 15 #467746 by rubytuesday
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Can you send her a proposal for the change in times and offer mediation with a view to resolving these issues? (Even though you aren''t speaking, you could still communicate via email, and mediators are trained and skilled at enabling discussions between people who have stopped talking).

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07 Oct 15 #467747 by homealone12
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Hi, I''ve tried this but with no success. I also tried for mediation prior to the original child arrangement order and the current financial proceedings but she refused on each occasion.

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12 Oct 15 #467909 by homealone12
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Hello - was wondering if you could point me in the right direction here, as to how I can take this back to court

thank you

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12 Oct 15 #467918 by rubytuesday
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An application to vary an existing order is done on a C100 form, outlining the variations requested.

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