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It would obviously be better to reach agreement over the costs without having to make an application, but yes, there is the possibility of applying for a specific issue order on the medical reports and him sharing the cost of this.
I think as it's about costs (and essentially money) though, and not directly the child (the court not having ordered the assessments to take place) that a judge may say this is not an issue for the family court to deal with under a section 8 order (which is what a specific issue order is). The court really hates to get involved in financial matters, hence why previous issues like this have been dealt with as recitals not part of the order (I recall the doomed application to enforce something that was a recital).
My view is that you may end up having to make a schedule 1 children act application for financial support with the assessments.
Is this something you have knowledge of?
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I understand. And yes, applying sooner rather than later allows the court time to catch up ahead of October. Can I assist further at all?
You would need the c100 for a specific issue order, rather than a C2 as previous proceedings have already concluded.
Also don't forget the MIAM requirement for any new application.