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You use the C2 form to apply for a court order within existing proceedings.
What court order are you applying for please? You would normally just put in section 6 the types of orders you are applying for, then you can attach a short statement in support of the application. So, for example, if it's a prohibited steps order and child arrangements order, you would put in section 6:
1. Prohibited steps order that XXX be prevented from doing XXX
2. Child arrangements order
Please see attached statement in support of this application.
The rest of the form is mainly just contact details and names/ dates of birth etc.
I trust that this helps?
If you are seeking an adjournment you could simply put:
1. An order that the matter is adjourned for 2 weeks to enable the respondent to appoint a solicitor under legal aid funding, such funding having been applied for but yet to have been approved.
However, it's not likely the court will agree to an adjournment, as it's just an initial hearing. If you don't have a solicitor in place yet you may have to prepare to represent yourself at this hearing.
I always suggest putting together a short position statement as that way you don't have to remember what you need to say as it's all written down.
I hope that this helps?
You can attach evidence to a short statement but if you are just asking for an adjournment then this shouldn't need evidence attaching other than confirmation that you legal aid application has been made.
I put the text of the order sought in the reply 22 minutes ago.
Yes you would be the applicant on the C2 form.
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Best of luck, happy to help.
Nothing final will be decided at the first hearing, even if it goes ahead.
So there's no need to ask for a PSO preventing him applying - which won't work in any event.
You can keep the thread open, if we need to start a new thread for a new topic I'll let you know.
You can make cross applications for a CAO and PSO in your C2 as well as asking for an adjournment.
The might be the best tactic to ensure nothing is decided on the 15th if it goes ahead (I was not aware he was seeking emergency custody - but to be fair if the court though it was a genuine emergency the date would have been set much earlier than the 15th), as with cross CAO applications the court will need to list this for more time than will have been allowed and the status quo should at least then remain in place.
You can ask for help with fees - look up the Ex160 form on www.gov.uk.
Good morning - not if you file the help with fees form, the Ex160 as I suggested yesterday. The form is here:
Not a problem and very happy to help.
Great news, happy to have helped.