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Hi Bob, as you have the child arrangement order you do not need to go to mediation again now instead you can go for enforcement of the order.
to do this you will need to fill in court form C79 available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-c79-application-related-to-enforcement-of-a-child-arrangement-order
You can use the guidance here if you need help with this: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enforcing-a-child-arrangements-order-cb5
Send it to the court nearest to you that deals with cases involving children, you can find one here: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/search/. It costs £215.
The court will look at the facts again to see if anything has changed. If the court enforces the order, then
depending on your situation and what you’ve asked the court to decide they might make:
an ‘enforcement order’ - this means your ex-partner has to do between 40 and 200 hours of unpaid workan ‘order for compensation for financial loss’ - this means your ex-partner has to pay back any money you’ve lost because they did not follow the order (for example if you missed a holiday)You can go back to the court if your ex-partner still does not do as the court ordered.
In terms of the court timing it does vary from court to court but such application is considered urgent so it should be days or weeks rather than months.
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Hi thank you for your message, I recommend you then look to get a child arrangement order such an order can set out who looks after the child and when. Such an order once made can be enforced if it is breached. You would not need to go to mediation again. To do this you need to fill out form C100 which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-c100-application-under-the-children-act-1989-for-a-child-arrangements-prohibited-steps-specific-issue-section-8-order-or-to-vary-or-discharge
You can find guidance on filling out the application here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/family-court-applications-that-involve-children-cb1
Send the original form and 3 copies of it to the nearest court that deals with children, you can find your nearest court here: https://www.gov.uk/looking-after-children-divorce/apply-for-court-order
The application will cost £215. If you want to find a solicitor to assist with this process and represent you at the hearing you can find a solicitor using the Law Society find a solicitor search option here: https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk. You can search by town or postcode to find one near you, as well as area of law in this case family law. I hope this helps, if you can please accept my answer and rate me 5 stars (in the top right of your screen) then Just Answer will credit me for helping you today.