Thanks, ***** ***** be an idea to formalise contact arrangements given the current agreement seems to be falling apart.
As their Father you have a right to see your Son and the family court will encourage this and for you to have an active part in his upbringing. The court will order arrangements for you to see your Son on specified days and for how long if you cannot agree this with your Wife. You would very likely be granted an order unless it would not be in your Son's interests to see you or if there has been domestic violence, for example.
You need to contact your Wife and say you will have to apply for a child arrangements order and if you are successful then you will ask the court to order she pays the cost.
If she continues to refuse or cause problems you need to contact a mediator again as the court will want to know whether you have attended mediation first before involving the court - the mediator will contact your Wife and if she refuses to attend then you are free to make the application to the court. 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 Wife attend. There will be a family advisor there from Cafcass and if arrangements can be agreed then a consent order will be drawn up.
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