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22 Apr 16 #477311 by Froggie72
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Just wondering how much it costs for an applicant in Child court case. I know it is 215 for the initial application but would the applicant have any further costs of self representing even if it goes to a fact finding hearing and then a final hearing? Who would pay for the final arrangement to be written up?

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23 Apr 16 #477357 by .Charles
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There are no further court fees unless a further application is made within proceedings e.g. if you require a further hearing prior to the next listed hearing to deal with an emergency issue.

The final arrangements can be written up by you, your ex or by both of you. If you want some legal input you would pay your lawyer and you ex would pay theirs.

Do not under estimate the difficulties in drafting an agreement. If it is simple there won''t be any problems but as additional layers of complexity are added, the more chance there is that problems will occur. For instance, if you each decide to have the child on alternative Christmas Days, you would need to specify who is to have the next Christmas Day rather than assume you will be first.

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23 Apr 16 #477367 by Froggie72
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It will most likely be very complex. So if I want the agreement written up properly which I will as he is a pretty nasty manipulative man. Not with the children but with me. Will he have to employ a solicitor to complete his side of things? As he is doing it all himself with no legal help.

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24 Apr 16 #477380 by .Charles
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He does not have to instruct a solicitor and can represent himself throughout.

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