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Experience:  Divorce, Finances, Children, Domestic Violence, Care Proceedings
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How much is it to take my ex to court to gain full custody

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How much is it to take my ex to court to gain full custody of our 3 children
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
HelloWelcome to Just AnswerI am a Solicitor and will assist you.I am very sorry to hear that you are being denied a relationship with your 3 children.Please may I ask:- have you already tried mediation?- has your ex been physically, emotionally or financially abusive towards you in the last 2 years? Kind Regards Caroline
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My ex is very difficult to get on with in the last 5 years all she has done is tell me when i can and cant see and talk to my kids her mother also gets involved and makes things very difficult she has blocked my number so im unable to contact my oldest who is 10. She refuses to let me see the kids she says maybe i can see them at easter she is very abusive in that way
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The only option we have is court she wont let me see the kids she just tells me if i want to see them i have to take her to court i have rung the social services and the police to check on my children as ive not been able to talk to them in a while.
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello Thank you for your responses. I will prepare you an answer now. This will take me about 10 minutes. Kind regards Caroline
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there ?
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello Firstly I want to let you know that it is the position of the courts that children are entitled to have a good relationship with both of their parents and this is only deviated from if there are child protection concerns. The courts consider parents as equal and they will make orders for the children to be made available to one parent if the other parent is unreasonably withholding the children from spending time with the parent. Before you can go to court - you do have to refer your case to family mediation. If you do not do this the court will automatically reject your application without even considering it. There are lots of family mediation services and there will be one local to you. Just google family mediation in your area and give the a call to get the ball rolling. If your ex wont engage in mediation or agreement cannot be reached then the mediator will sign the form that you need to apply to court. This is the form that you need for court:http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForm.do?court_forms_id=2253 The court fee is £215. But you may be eligible for a waiver / reduction depending on your income. See this form: http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForms.do?court_forms_title=apply%20for%20help If you were to pay for a solicitor to help you - then you would be looking around £3 - £5k if the matter was fully contested. Legal aid is only available if you have domestic violence evidence and you qualify on means. Given what you have said about your ex treating you - it is worth taking this letter to your GP - if your GP considers that you are suffering with a condition such as stress as a result of your ex's behaviour towards you and they complete the form for you - take it to a legal aid solicitor so that they can assess your means: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/give-evidence-of-injuries-consistent-with-domestic-violence If you have to apply to court yourself - hen do not worry about this- a lot of people apply in person now and the court will help you through the process. Please do not hesitate to ask if I can clarify anything for you. Kind Regards ***** ***** kindly remember to star rate my service so that I receive credit for helping you today
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