apologies for the delay. Firstly, if you need legal aid the you will require your solcitor or representative to make an application to the legal aid board for you, each individual is assessed on the merit fo their own case so it is not something anyone other than the legal aid board will be able to provide information to you on. Before you look at legal action the court will always want you to consider mediation although this has cost involvement's etc. However, if you need to make an applciaotn to the court then this can be done by getting the relevant court forms online.
To find a mediator in your local area, use this site :
In order to apply to the court, you will need to fill out and send form C100 (copy attached) with a cheque of £215 payable to HMCTS to your local family court centre. Or you can ring the court and pay over the phone (or pay in person if you go directly to the court and pay at the counter). If you are on low income/have low savings you can apply for a fee exemption here:
Once you apply the court will list a hearing where you and your ex attends. There will be a family advisor there too (from Cafcass) and if arrangements can be agreed then a consent order will be drawn up.
I hope this information has helped. You can find a local solicitor who deals with this on the law society webpage which is;
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