Hello and here are the questions answered:
In respect of the children act application - the court is going to want to be satisifed that you do intend to move. Is the commute going to be possible for a period of time? have you identified some likley properties? the school has been selected and a place secured?
The school place was secure and she should have gone 2nd November – he stopped that, the school first saved the place until 5th Jan and then they agreed start of Easter. Understandably they wont save and guarantee it again if we don’t get this sorted soon. The 2nd hearing is end of February.
I do intend to move but want the school move first as we are trapped here and I worry if she cant go to another school we need to stay here as I cant work and bring her back here to school. I intend to move a couple of months after the school move when she is settled in school so it is a staged transition. Not sure how I prove that.
Distance – From where we live now to the new school is 14 miles and from the new school to my place of work is 12 miles so the new school is in effect on the way to work. When I settle in the new area near the new school it will mean less child care for my daughter.
I had a look at a couple of properties but they will be gone by the time we reach agreement no doubt so I wiil have to start again and find a rental that accepts dogs if we have to move out of the house early. Is it worth printing the properties off to show I am searching? Or should I just try to get an agreement then with my ex before court?
I wanted to stay here for a short time and move in the summer. My job is a temporary contract so I need to get an extension or a new job before I can sign up to a lease. It is cheaper to commute from here until the house sells (I pay only 150 per month in mortgage) I would need to find 700 per month in rent which is another reason why I want to move a bit later.
In relation to the property - it really is worth checking if you are tenants in common or joint tenants - follow this link and obtain the Title Register for £3. Let me know when you have it so I can talk you through it.
I have the title now and it states the registered owners as my e and me so I think that is proof that we are joint tenants? It has on it Title absolute
Was there a deed of trust in respect of his payment? or at any time? who has continued to pay the bill since you separated?
We agreed to pay half the mortgage each plus he pays 210 per month maintenance for our daughter
Are you getting any maitenance from the father? Not for me
PS - costs orders are very rare in children act proceedings. You would have had to have been acting so unreasnably in bringing the application for such an order to be made against you.
Maybe they were talking about the “bundle” but I am not sure how much that costs and what his solicitor is charging for preparing as I didn’t have a solicitor
How are court orders worded? Could I ask for a generic one so if I lose this place I could use it in the future at another school and area?