Hi, thank you for you question. You should contact the police immediately given the past issues and concerns you have. Is there any risk she could leave the country?
You will need to consider pursuing an urgent application to court for a child arrangement order due to her moving out and taking the children out of school. You can do this using Form C100 and a £215 court fee as previously explained.
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A C66 form will allow you to apply to court to make the children a ward of court and for the court to share parental responsibility with both of you. Given the information you have provided this is not the desired order and a C100 form is required to pursue a child arrangement order application.
In that case you will need to apply for a seek and find order, using Form C4 at the Central Family Court in Holborn.
Yes - the C4 is to search and locate and the C100 will be for a child arrangement order once located.
The form is here: http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForm.do?court_forms_id=84
It is fairly straightforward to complete. In section 3 you need to include all details of anyone that may know here whereabouts (eg. friends and family).
The judge will likely look at making a search and locate order and may direct for whomever you name in the C4 application to attend court if disclosure of her location is not made.
The C100 is likely to take longer as she will need to be served with the application and be given an opportunity to engage and respond to your application.
You need to tick both. There can be an urgent hearing with notice, or an urgent hearing without notice. From your situation yours is urgent and without notice
You should attend court in person and you will go before a judge on the day. The court will likely only make the search and locate order and adjourn the child arrangement application to later date
As it has already happened there seems little point in applying for a prohibited steps order as, if the court makes one a child arrangement order will have the same effect.
Then you would need a prohibited steps order but will need proof that she is doing so
That seems fine. You also need to add what order and proposals you seek the court to approve/make
That sounds fine. You need to fill in both forms
If you have separated you should state ex-wife
The C4 must be issued by the High Court
You can submit both simultaneously and in any event you would not be able to serve without locating her
You still require her address to serve her with any application and order
The Tipstaff at the High Court will do checks to attempt to locate her if they cannot find her the people you list in the application will be directed to provide evidence or attend court.
4b - this means if you give her notice she will prevent you proceeding with the application
You need at least 3 copies including the original